All about the Ghana-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement
Ghana has around 2.6 million hectares of forest reserves dedicated to timber production, and an additional 2 million hectares of crop land that also produce timber. The country also has 500 000 hectares of unreserved forests. The forest sector is the fourth largest contributor to Ghana's GDP.
Ghana has a strong reputation for innovation in timber processing, making products particularly suited to the European market. Around 11% of Ghana's timber exports are sent to the EU.
Ghana has ratified a VPA with the EU, and is developing the systems needed to control, verify and license legal timber.
For more information, visit the Ghana FLEGT VPA website.
- Strong law enforcement drives responsible timber businesses in Ghana 14.01.2020
- Ghana, EU launch assessment of Ghana Timber Legality Assurance System 11.03.2019
- Ghana and Liberia share timber legality lessons with Laos and the Republic of the Congo 25.01.2019
- Ghana, EU publish report on VPA progress from 2013-2017 18.12.2018
- How Ghana’s drive for legal timber is boosting worker safety 18.12.2018