Ghana Shea Landscape REDD+ Programme (GSLRP)

The Ghana Shea Landscape REDD+ Programme (GSLRP) is one of the five REDD+ initiative targeting the savannah landscape. The programme is designed to promote sustainable approaches to land use, forest conservation, and enhanced community-based resource management to stem the on-going degradation and deforestation from illegal logging, charcoal production, agricultural expansion and illegal mining that threaten the forests and Shea production system. This programme would also be an important initiative to strengthen rural economies in the north, support female-dominated shea harvesting systems and revenue streams and address poverty which is widely considered to be endemic in this zone.