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CSIR- Plant Genetic trained nursery managers on how to nurse some threatened tree species in the Atiwa Forest

This training was held on the promises of plant genetics, Bunso in the Eastern Region of Ghana
with the theme: “Seed collection and propagation protocol for threatened tree species”.
The training was to contribute to the conservation of the rare upland evergreen forest
ecosystem found in the Atewa forest.

The training covered various communities in and around the Atewa forest such as Owuratwum,
Dompem, Sagyimaase, potroase, Obuoho and Apampatia.

Speaking at the training, Dr. Edmund Owusu, Deputy Director of the Plant Genetic Research
The institute said the main purpose of this training is to teach these nursery managers how to nurse
the various tree species. He believes that this will make them include trees in their nursing
business.

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The implementing institution is the CSIR Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute is one of
the 13 institutes under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. They are mandated to collect and conserve the plant genetic resources within Ghana and abroad and to prevent extinction. We also build the capacities of farmers, students, etc.

The other implementing institution is the Arocha Ghana. They are an oriented organization and
part of an international network of organizations working to show God’s love for creation.

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Their thematic areas of work include natural resource governance, species, and ecosystem
conservation and management, climate mitigation and adaptation, capacity building green
economy development, and livelihood enhancement.

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