Tropenbos Ghana to nurture 10 business ideas under MoMo4C Programme

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Tropenbos Ghana has selected ten promising business ideas from some selected individuals in the Western North region to support and develop full business cases under its Mobilizing More for Climate (MoMo4C) programme.

The business ideas were selected from proposals received from the region which is the MoMo4C project’s enclave.

They are in the categories of ecotourism, greenhouse vegetable production, soap making, oil palm processing and plantation, organic cassava cultivation, and processing, compost fertilizer, cocoa husk processing, cocoa agroforestry, bee keeping, and processing, as well as fish farming and processing.

Looking at their economic viability and profitability, these sustainable business ideas would help transform the economy of the area when linked to potential investors, for implementation.

Ms. Sefanam Agbobli, Communications Officer of Tropenbos Ghana, revealing these in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Fumesua, in the Ejisu Municipality, said the selections were made after a business call was opened to accept business ideas and proposals that took into consideration climate innovative actions.

The sorting, according to her, was done based on priority climate action initiatives that targeted agriculture/forestry (cocoa-related deforestation), sustainable value chains, sustainable energy usage, and efficiency and climate-smart finance.

The innovative actions were also expected to address some identified Key Landscape Challenges (KLC) with a focus on green businesses.

“This means the proposals were to protect and restore the natural environment without causing any harm and contributing to national and international climate goals of mitigation and adaptation”, Ms. Agbobli explained.

The MoMo4C programme is a five-year program (2019-2024) funded by the Dutch Foreign Affairs Ministry in partnership with International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)-Netherlands Committee, World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), and Tropenbos International.

It seeks to Develop Innovative Finance for Climate Action Using a Landscape Approach.

The programme aims to bring together entrepreneurs, corporate entities, policymakers, investors, and civil society organizations to make green business propositions.

These should tackle the impacts and causes of climate change at a landscape level in developing countries, contribute to climate-resilience and gender inclusive, sustainable development in the landscapes where they are proposed, and attract investments to implement these initiatives.

The programme is being implemented in Ghana by two national NGOs; Tropenbos Ghana in Sefwi-Wiawso, Juabeso, and Bia Landscape, whereas A Rocha Ghana is implementing the initiative in the Mole Ecological Landscape in the Savannah Region of Ghana.

Ms Agbobli reiterated Tropenbos’ readiness in leading individuals and corporate institutions in maintaining, restoring, and safeguarding forests and trees to benefit local people and global communities.

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