Saboba Youth Centre is set to roll out a novel project called “Green My Community.” The project seeks to plant One Thousand (1000) Trees in some five (5) selected communities annually in the Saboba District of the Northern Region of Ghana.
This project is in line with Ghana’s Medium Term Development Plan – the Ghana Shared Growth Development Agenda (GSGDA II), the anticipated 40-year National Socio-economic Transformational Plan, the United Nations’ Universal Sustainable Development Goals, Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contributions to address Climate Change, the Paris Climate Change Agreement (2015) and consistent with Policy Objective 2 of the Ghana Forest and Wildlife Policy (2012).
This Strategy outlines plans by the government, private sector and rural communities to restore degraded landscapes through the development of commercial forest plantations, smallholder plantations, enrichment planting of degraded forests and to provide support for the incorporation of trees within farming systems.
The Project intervention (Green My Community) identifies challenges to past efforts and consequently outlines the strategic direction, actions and resources required to promote the development of productive and sustainable forest plantations in the Saboba District.
The proposed intervention is expected to support the development of a community sustainable forest resource base that will help fight climate change. The intervention is also expected to relieve the pressure on the existing natural forests, enhance connectivity between the agricultural and forest landscapes to promote biodiversity conservation, manage barriers to forest plantation investments, while providing optimum income generation opportunities and food for the various communities, the District Assembly and the national economy as a whole.