Bawumia Launches $54.5m Climate Change Project to Protect Shea Farming

Bawumia Launches $54.5m Climate Change Project to Protect Shea Farming

  • Vice-president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has outdoored the Ghana Shea Landscape Emission Reductions Project, GLSERP, to boost shea farming
  • The $54.5 million project aims to reduce the effects of climate change on the tenuous ecosystem of the Northern Savannah Landscape
  • Photos from the occasion have been released on the official Facebook page of the vice-president

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Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has launched the Ghana Shea Landscape Emission Reductions Project, GLSERP, to rejuvenate and boost shea farming in the country.

The $54.5 million project aims to lessen the effects of climate change on the fragile ecosystem of the Northern Savannah Landscape, as well as improve the shea value chain, especially for the women engaged in the entire value chain.

During the unveiling ceremony, the vice-president called on the chiefs and people of the Northern Regions, especially farmers, to ''own it'' and ensure the project's success.

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Ghana's Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on the right
Bawumia Launches $54.5m Climate Change Project to Protect Shea Farming. Photo credit: Dr Mahamudu Bawumia
Source: Facebook

The Government of Ghana has since 2017, supported scientific research on the shea plant towards making shea a reliable income-generating product.

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This work, undertaken by the COCOBOD, has led to important breakthroughs, including reducing the gestation period of the shea plant from over 20 years to an average of three years.

GLSERP is part of efforts by the government to encourage and increase shea farming in the country.

See the photos from the launch below:

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On Friday, January 28, E-levy trended at number one on Twitter, dominating conversations on the platform for several hours. Some indicated that the 1.75% E-levy announced by the Finance Minister during the budget presentation in parliament last year will overburden Ghanaians and cause hardships for the underprivileged.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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