Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 Country Report Ghana



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Sustainably managed forests have multiple environmental and socio-economic functions important atthe global, national and local scales, and play a vital part in sustainable development. Reliable and upto-date information on the state of forest resources - not only on area and area change, but also onsuch variables as growing stock, wood and non-wood products, carbon, protected areas, use offorests for recreation and other services, biological diversity and forests’ contribution to nationaleconomies - is crucial to support decision-making for policies and programmes in forestry andsustainable development at all levels. FAO, at the request of its member countries, regularly monitors the world’s forests and theirmanagement and uses through the Forest Resources Assessment Programme. This country reportforms part of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 (FRA 2010).