Grains of Paradise Revolution-Ghana

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Grains of Paradise Revolution-Ghana

Research and technology transfer
Period: 2009-Ongoing

NTFP development has recently emerged as a promising alternative to timber extraction in natural forest management. Domestication and commercialization of NTFPs present a viable alternative strategy to their extraction from natural forest thereby easing pressure on the forest and ensuring long term sustainability.
This has led to the current trend in natural resources management whereby local communities are increasingly undertaking the semi-domestication of formerly natural occurring indigenous wild trees. A development reinforced by the growing commercial potential of some of these NTFP’s such as Grains of Paradise, Voacanga, Black pepper, etc.