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.

VPA status

Detailed information on efforts by Ghana and the EU to tackle illegal logging through a Voluntary Partnership Agreement.

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Find out what impact the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between Ghana and the EU is having on the ground.

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Get answers to some common questions on the Ghana-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement.

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Navigate the map to find out about past and ongoing FLEGT projects around the world.

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All about the EU Timber Regulation that aims to reduce illegal logging by ensuring that no illegal timber or timber products can be sold in the EU.