Title: Atebubu and Wiase Forest Landscape Restoration project
Aim: “A ‘Living Lab’ for Community and Ecological Resilience”
Duration: 2021 – 2025
Location: Atebubu and Wiase districts in Bono region, Central Ghana
Implementors: Atebubu, Wiase and Dwan communities, NGPTA, Nature and Development Foundation (NDF) and APSD
Supporters: Funded by AstraZeneca and coordinated by Circular Bioeconomy Alliance (CBA).
“This Living Lab is the first step of a journey towards more resilient communities and landscapes”
Andrew Heald, NGPTA Director
‘’For many years, I have been engaging in farming food crops to take care of my family but I always lacked support to diversify my income. Now with this agroforestry project, I am integrating fruit trees and cashews and soon I will be able to secure a good future for my children.”
Akosua, Mframa village
“In the past, organizations made empty promises. I couldn't believe it when I received my mango seedlings. The opportunity for women participation, access to training and tree seedlings is a great achievement of the project. In a few years, I will be selling my mangoes to pay my children's school fees”
Monica Nkrumah, a farmer in Mframa.
Atebubu and Wiase Forest Landscape Restoration project:
“A ‘Living Lab’ for Community and Ecological Resilience” is a ten-year community-led project located in the Bono East region of Central Ghana.
The project is part of a global network of Living Labs for Nature, People and Planet established by the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance (CBA). The CBA was established in 2020 by His Majesty King Charles III (formerly His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales), and aims to accelerate the transition to a circular bioeconomy that is climate neutral, inclusive and prospers in harmony with nature. The Atebubu and Wiase project is the first Living Lab to be established and is funded by AstraZeneca.
“This Living Lab project is part of AstraZeneca’s AZ Forest initiative to plant and maintain 50 million trees globally by the end of 2025, in partnership with local governments and non-profit organizations. AZ Forest aims to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change and contribute positively to communities, local economies, nature and the planet by building ecological and community resilience.”