Project Duration: 01 Oct 2023 - 30 Nov 2023
Tropical forests play a crucial role in tackling climate change, protecting biodiversity, and ensuring ecosystem services hence helping in the achievement of agricultural sustainability. There is therefore the need to perform a deforestation risk assessment of all smallholder cocoa farms with regard to international certification standards in order to help these farmers get support in terms of premiums to increase their income.
Deforestation and land degradation has been on the ascendency for the past 10 years which is affecting cocoa productivity, a major economic cash crop in Ghana and also the environment as a whole due to activities of artisanal small scale miners and also expansion of farm lands by farmers.
Project preparation and brainstorming
Data collection and Editing of small holder farmers polygons
Introduction to google earth engine
Actual project code implementation
Analysis of project outcomes
Creation of Dashboards
Final presentation of results