Zorbogu community wildfire control: Ghana

Zorbogu area is a small community near Tamale in Northern Ghana, was identified as a SCI-SLM initiative.The inhabitants are mainly farmers. Land degradation mainly caused by wild fires is widespread in Ghana. People in Zorbogu decided to stop the use of fire in their community; they stopped burning in their sacred grove, a community plantation and their “compound” and “bush” farms. As a result their crop yields increased three fold and livestock numbers increased. The water in the pond near the sacred grove is now available all year around for livestock and domestic use. 

The success of the Zorbogu community was achieved through an innovative blend of traditional and modern decision making processes, using management committees that reflect traditional systemic leadership and functionality, making it a social initiative.

Latest News
Latest Events

Contact Webmaster | View the Promotion of Access to Information Act | View our Privacy Policy
© University of KwaZulu-Natal: All Rights Reserved