Over 9000 farmers can now monitor trees using an App

Rainforest Alliance, A Non-Governmental Organization with help from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has given an App to help farmers in the Western North Region to screen trees planted inside the Landscape Management Board (LMBs) to upgrade afforestation.

The application named, “Hybrid Community-Based Monitoring System” HCMS, would help an excess of 9000 farmers from 25 areas inside the Western North Region.

Mr. Alvin Adu-Asare, Senior Monitoring, and Evaluation Officer revealed that the program looked to make a combined observing and assessment program that would consolidate remote and, on ground information gathering devices for information for management and detailing at the scene level, through a mixed methodology of GPS-empowered information gathering Apps and satellite symbolism joined with conventional local area assets maps.

He said in such a manner, they have secured 51 tablets, one PC, and one digital screen to help the program.
Mr. Adu-Asare additionally further explained that the venture was intended to use information and communication technology and enable the different networks under the landscape management board to claim the monitoring and evaluation (M and E) Process while lessening human blunder to the barest least.

The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation official again revealed the HCMS was supposed to empower the Landscape Management Board and its partners to give fast-taking forest stock and land execution reports, which would assist with catching plant-level information by consolidating complex innovation and local information in an easy-to-understand way which would contain the full and compelling support of the indigenes.

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The activity, Mr. Adu-Asare projects, would help 20,000 local area individuals in the landscape power to utilize the CMS framework to gauge key signs of developed execution and to cooperatively screen and track the actual forest.


He expressed lessons from the project would reinforce the HCMS as a long-time replicable independence system for other landscape projects all over the nation.

A portion of the benefitting farmers in a meeting with the Ghana News Agency, commended the idea since it would go quite far to track and screen trees, yet different harvests planted and would likewise uphold them in safeguarding the climate.

Nana Kwaku Nkuah II, Chief of Ahwiah, who addressed the Paramount Chief of Wiawso traditional area likewise praised Rainforest Alliance for engaging farmers in their community through the work programs and spoke to farmers to utilize the App well to extend the forest project along with refining cocoa creation.

He likewise requested that COCOBOD teach cocoa farmers about the need to plant more trees, particularly on their homesteads.

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