An environmental non-Governmental organization working in Ghana to build resiliency through community-based and natural resource management increasing tree cover.
Who We Are
Ghana’s Western Region to build resiliency through community-based natural resource management and increasing tree cover while improving livelihoods and capacity building for farmers.
GGV also aims at contributing to moving Ghana into a low greenhouse gas emission, high carbon sequestration development pathway in the land use sector. Its geographic focus encompasses the seven coastal districts in the Western Region namely Shama, Sekondi Takoradi, Effia Kwesimintsim, Ahanta West, Nzema East, Ellembelle, Jomoro.
GGV partners with United States Forest Service International Program (USFS-IP) to follow-up on the activities of the Coastal Sustainable Landscapes Project (CSLP) which was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), implemented by the United States Forest Service International Program (USFS-IP) which provided all the technical capacity and assistance for the successful implementation between October 2013 and October 2018.Goshen Global Vision is thus in partnership with the USFS-IP and benefits from a wealth of several decades of learning both in the United States and also in over 90 countries worldwide.
Our top niche is breaking dormancy of the various native species grown in both urban and cocoa communities by blending scientific and rural knowledge such as using coconut water, hot water etc to achieve that.
In collaboration with the MMDAs, Civil Society Organizations, Department of Food and Agriculture (DoFA), National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) Department of Community Development, Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission and the Ghana Education Service(GES), over 72 communities have engaged in various activities such as, climate Change Awareness training, Climate Smart Agriculture Vegetables production, Climate smart cassava production involving over 200 farmers in two municipal assemblies.
Mangrove restoration/replanting, agroforest in Cocoa farms to improve soils, diversify production and income, beekeeping/ Honey Production as alternative income generation. Village Savings and Loans Associations, woodlots for environmental restoration and charcoal production as income diversification, establishment of Community Resources Management Areas [CREMAs] for protection of Cape 3 Points Forest and conservation of biodiversity in the fringe communities and many more.
GGV can boast of over 220,000 tree restoration to the landscapes by planting and natural regenerated trees in Cocoa farms in the 7 Coastal Districts of the Western Region which was done in collaboration with the Forestry Commission and the Ghana Cocoa Board.
2,400 beneficiaries have received training in Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) of which 50% are women, 50 Enterprise groups have been created to help increase sales, decrease cost and increase incomes for farmers. 1,300 Junior and Senior High Schools are aware about environmental stewardship. 85 Village Savings and Loans with a total of 1,900 people, more than two-thirds of whom are women with a total savings of $230,000.00. Women are feeling more empowered and have a new source of funding for their economic activities.