Households’ Fuel Wood Dependence, REDD+ and Gender Coping Strategies: An Empirical Review and Policy Implication in the Northern Region of Ghana

  • Jamal Mohammed Department of Liberal Studies, Faculty of Business and Management Studies, Koforidua
  • Anthony Kofi Osei-Fosu Department of Economics, University Post Office, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi
  • Hadrat Yusif Department of Economics, University Post Office, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi
Keywords: Fuel wood Dependence, REDD , Gender Coping Strategies, Time Poverty

Abstract

This paper reviewed existing literature on fuel wood dependence, REDD+ and gender coping strategies. Out of 180 sets of empirical studies in this domain, twenty five (25) were considered to have a bearing on our topic. The review showed that REDD+ policy in the Northern Region has not provided for REDD+ finance to curb the possible negative effects of the implementation of the programme. It is recommended that there should be a clear cut policy on REDD+ finance for those who depend on the forest. It is also recommended that there should enough public education for communities’ acceptance and integration.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENT
Volume-5, Issue-4, Sep-Nov 2016, page: 12-31

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2017-01-13
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Mohammed, J., Osei-Fosu, A., & Yusif, H. (2017). Households’ Fuel Wood Dependence, REDD+ and Gender Coping Strategies: An Empirical Review and Policy Implication in the Northern Region of Ghana. International Journal of Environment, 5(4), 12-31. https://doi.org/10.3126/ije.v5i4.16390
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Research Article