About FPDF

The Forest Plantation Development Fund (FPDF)

The Forest Plantation Development Fund (FPDF) was established to accelerate the rate of establishment of forest plantations. The FPDF, which hitherto was largely implemented within degraded forest reserves, was re-launched in January, 2010 to expand the scope to cover private lands located outside forest reserves.

The Expanded Plantation Programme (EPP) ensured that most of the District /Municipal Assemblies without degraded forest reserves would also benefit from the job opportunities being created through the FPDF.

The Mandate of the FPDF
is to develop a sustainable resource base that will meet the future demand for industrial timber and enhance environmental quality, thereby relieving the pressure on the natural forest and increasing forest cover.

The five specific objectives of the NFPDP are listed below:
01
To restore the forest cover of degraded forest lands
02
To reduce the wood supply deficit situation in the country
03
To generate employment as a means to reduce rural poverty
04
To improve environmental quality and provide an opportunity for the country to tap into the emerging benefits from the carbon markets and payment for environmental services.
05
To enhance production of food crops and contribute to food security in the country.

Sector Ministry

The Forest Plantation Development Fund Management Board operates under
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources

Hon. Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh

Sector Minister

Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh is a seasoned Politician and a Barrister at Law.  He was the Local National Union of Graduate Students (NUGS) President from 1993 to 1994 whilst at the University of Ghana.  He practiced Law at the Akyedee Legal services in Sunyani from 1998 to 2004 and within that same period lectured at Sunyani Technical University.

He served as the Regional Chairman from 2009 – 2016 of the NPP’s campaign in Brong Ahafo Region in his capacity as the Party’s Chairman in that Region.

H. E. the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo upon assumption of Office in 2017 appointed Hon. Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh as the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, where he served for over One (1) and half years.
Following a ministerial reshuffle this year (2018), Hon.  Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh was appointed by H. E. the President to serve as the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, a position he still holds.