Kanania Community Constructs Fire Belt to Protect Transplanted Baobab Tress

Northern Ghana is characterized with a relatively short rainy season, spanning between April to September and a long dry season between October to March every year. Temperatures and other weather conditions, coupled with human activities have been identified as the leading cause of bushfire in most parts of Northern Ghana. In Kanania, an implementation community of the Climate Change Resilience of Ecosystem Services (CRES) Project in the Kasena Nankana Municipality of the Upper East region, the women groups embarked on the construction of fire belt around an area planted to 800 baobab seedlings. The activity was undertaken with support from…
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A Day in the Field: Harvesting Baobab with Women in Jakpahi

As I came about the project of CRES (Climate Resilience of ecoservice Systems), I was very interested in the connection there was to be seen in consideration to gender and the environment. During my first month in the field, I experienced that I didnt succeed in having longer conversations or interaction with women in the communities, it seemed as if it was not available to me. I was primarily talking with men, and I experienced having relevant conversations on their views in the field. Therefore, I became more focused on gaining the female perspective. In order to do that, my…
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Sensitization of School and Head Teachers on CRES Activities in the Kumbungu District

The Climate Change Resilience of Ecosystem Services (CRES) Project on 26th October, 2022 organized a one (1) day sensitization workshop on its activities for school and head teachers of seven (7) schools in the Kumbungu district of the northern region, Ghana. The workshop was held at the West African Centre for Water, Irrigation and Sustainable Agriculture of the University for Development Studies (WACWISA-UDS), Nyankpala Campus. It emphasized the objectives and activities of the CRES project including nursing, field management and planting of six (6) indigenous tree species in schools and communities; establishment of carbon certified tree planting; livelihoods diversity and…
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CRES Team Inspects Performance of Transplanted Tree Seedlings in Kanania Community

Report by Mr. Tony A. Klu Kanania community, in the Kassena Nankana Municipality located about 32 kilometers from Navrongo (capital of the municipality), host some activities of the CRES project including afforestation using some of the native tree species. Under the auspices of Organisation for Indigenous Initiatives and Sustainability (ORGIIS GHANA) Partner 8 of the CRES project, tree seedlings had been transplanted in various communities under the project including Kanania, where 800 baobab seedlings had been planted in July 2022. The CRES team for the field inspection and assessment of growth performance was led by Dr. Bernard N. Baatuuwie where…
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Climate Change Resilience of Ecosystem Services (CRES) Project Trains Students on Data, Statistical Tools and Analysis

The Climate Change Resilience of Ecosystem Services (CRES) Project with funding support by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and administered by Danida Fellowship Centre is being implemented in three (3) districts (Kumbungu, Kasena/Nankana Municipal and Nandom) in northern Ghana. The West African Centre for Water, Irrigation and Sustainable Agriculture of the University for Development Studies (WACWISA-UDS), jointly with research partners in Burkina Faso i.e. University of Norbert Zongo, Koudougou and University of Joeseph Ki-Zerbo, Ouagadougu and Aarhus University, Denmark as well as other five (5) private companies are implementing CRES. The project which is in its second year…
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Fieldwork by Phd Student Abdul Aziz

Indigenous knowledge Assessment of the indigenous knowledge on propagation of baobab, bombax, locust beans, lannea and marula among ethnic groups in Ghana (October 2022). The study took place in thirteen villages. Pree-treatment of seeds for tree planting Investigation of the appropriate seed pre-treatment on seed germination, survival and early growth performance of baobab, lannea, bombax, locust bean and marula seeds native to the savannas of Ghana. The methodology used included, scarification, acid treatment, hot water treatment, soaking compared to a control. Distribution of seedlings to communities and schools for planting Seedlings of native savanna tree species were given to schools…
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Students and Supervisors of Climate Resilience of Ecosystem Services (CRES) Project Visit Research Sites

Students and staff of the West African Centre for Water, Irrigation and Sustainable Agriculture (WACWISA) under the Climate Resilience of Ecosystem Services (CRES) Project undertook a five-day field visit to the research sites of the project in Ghana. The 5-day field activity involved the familiarization of the team to project communities and partners, interaction with community stakeholders, identification and status of selected tree species and planting materials for domestication of selected tree species. The team visited Savannah Fruits Company (SFC) and Organisation for Indigenous Initiatives and Sustainability Ghana (ORGIIS) in Tamale and Paga in Northern and Upper East Regions of…
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CRES project

The  project Climate Change Resilience of Ecosystem Services (CRES) started the 1st of April 2021 and will run for the five years. CRES consists of 9 partners from Ghana, Burkina Faso and Denmark, including four universities and five private companies. The project is coordinated by University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana. It is funded by Danida, Denmark (project no A34399).
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Kick-off Workshop

A CRES kick-off workshop will take digitally in May 2021 with participation of all partners.  
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