Environment & Agroforestry Foundation (EAF) registered on Thursday, August 10, 2017 is a not for profit organization as a merger of ideas with the common interest of playing a pivotal role in Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs). We seek to contribute to the attainment of the SDGs through the promotion of maintenance and enhancement of eco-terrestrial resources towards the improvement of community livelihoods in Ghana and across Africa.
Africa has the potential and capability of developing and maintaining its natural resources such as environment, forests, wildlife and to improve food security on the African continent. The challenges relating to food production and deforestation resulting from anthropogenic (unapproved mining/land use methods) and natural factors such as erratic weather patterns, loss of water bodies, destruction of natural ecosystems and food insecurity must be overcome. EAF resolves to work holistically at all levels of social stratification to promote the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By this, we seek to develop capacities, establish collaborations with community members, resource managers, researchers and policy makers on restoration of degraded forest resources, improved agricultural activities, facilitate environmental education/protection and the adoption of alternative livelihood programmes.
Furthermore, we seek to encourage technologically driven and innovative solutions through the use of Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing (GIS & RS) to provide tenable solutions in environmental regeneration/protection, improve post-harvest losses as a measure to enhance food security, sustainable community development and social livelihoods of Ghanaians/Africans. This will help us to ensure safe environmental practices, promote healthy lifestyles, sustainable agricultural development, forest restoration and management in Ghana and in Africa.
We have the firm conviction that Ghana/Africa has shown the commitment to advance its own developmental agenda in a sustainable way and this requires collaborative efforts from all stakeholders and partners.