Advancing REDD+ in Ghana: Preparation of REDD+ Pilot Schemes in Off-Reserve Forests and Agroforests (REDDES)

The present REDDES project is a preparatory step for a support component for the implementation of Ghana’s R-PP and is mainly concerned with developing a number of analytical work and the definition of REDD+ pilots in off-reserve areas.

Fiche signalétique

  • Département HESB|Haute école des sciences agronomiques,forestières et alimentaires
  • Pôle de recherche Forêt multifonctionnelle
  • Champ de recherche Sciences forestières internationales
  • Durée 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014
  • Responsable du projet Jürgen Blaser
  • Direction du projet Jürgen Blaser
  • Équipe du projet Christoph Studer
    Jürgen Blaser
    Mélanie Feurer
    Oliver Gardi
    Angela Deppeler
  • Partenaires - secteur privé International Tropical Timber Organisation ITTO
  • Partenaires - établissements de recherche, y c. BFH Forestry Research Institute of Ghana
  • Partenaires - secteur public Forestry Commision Ghana
  • Mots-clés REDD+, Mitigation, Agroforestry, Value Chain Development

Contexte initial

The proposed project supports Ghana in the preparation of its low-carbon development strategy and its efforts to reduce GHG-emissions through reducing deforestation and forest degradation and enhancing of carbon stocks. Specifically, the project aims at providing Ghana with proposals for the enhancement of sustainable off-reserve production systems under REDD+ schemes with a focus on local livelihood improvement.


The activities allow Ghana to take stock of existing initiatives with REDD+ - potential, and to analyze corresponding activities. The information produced prepares the further implementation of climate smart practices in local systems.

Compétences clés

Agroforestry systems, climate and environmental policy, rural development, payment for ecosystem services