At the Ghana’s national dialogue on youth employment on 26th September 2016, the Chief Economist at the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET) Dr Ansu indicated that 48% of the youth are not employed which is a serious security challenge if not addressed effectively. The national however abounds in natural resources which could be used to manage the unemployed situation through agriculture and forestry related activities. With the current youth migration to the cities for the non existing greener pastures leaving the old people to take care of agriculture, beekeeping a neglected industry could be used to lure the youth back to the land. Investment and labour load in beekeeping are low but very rewarding. According to the Spore Magazine (NO.158 JUNE-AUG Issue, 2017). Africa imports three times the honey it produces with Nigeria only fulfilling 10% of its total domestic consumption demand (380,000 t), thus annually importing €1.84 billion worth of honey. This therefore calls for the need for proper waste disposal at all levels of our society and also to find use to these resources which are currently a menace even though it is a source of raw material for the agricultural industries if managed efficiently hence the integration of beekeeping, tree planting, organic waste segregation and usage in organic farming will court community participation in the ecological restoration of the Beposo Quarry

DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

The objective of the research has been achieved considering the level of discussion and participation of community members. It will therefore be recommended the following activities are adopted to create an enabling environment between the communities and the quarry to ensure to smooth running of the quarry and to establish a good Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

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Results of intervention strategies

Results of the green enterprise skill field schools demonstration for livelihood enhancement and job creation at the Beposo Quarry fringe communities The community members overwhelmingly accepted the interventions introduced to them by their reactions as stated below 1. Request for donation of the biomass dryer for community use 2, Community members took pictures of the items with the intention to replicate them 3. Request for capacity building and training in beekeeping 4. Assurance to...

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INTERVENTIONSTRATEGIES

Provisional Strategies to facilitate livelihood developments towards community participation in biodiversity restoration and enhancement withinthe Quarry Fringe Communities was undertaken after the checklist administration responses wereobtained. These are as follows Strategy 1Community demonstration and sensitization with respect to introduction of livelihood optionsand enhancement of the current farming operations were undertaken in the selected communities under the following; Introduction...

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Results

The communitymembers overwhelmingly accepted the interventions introduced to them by their reactions as stated below 1. Request for donation of thebiomass dryer for community use 2. Community members took pictures of the items with the intention to replicate them 3. Request for capacity building and training in beekeeping 4. Assurance to practice the production and utilization of wood vinegar and urine fertilizer

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Baseline information obtained

From the survey the following was observed 1. Majority of the population except Adiembra are migrants with a higher youthful population 2. The major occupation is farming 3. Major crops farmed are cocoa, maize, plantain, banana and cassava whilst vegetables are in the minority 4. Most farmers do not apply fertilizers except the few in vegetables such as tomatoes 5. Most of the maize get destroyed in storage as the area falls within the rainforest areas hence the atmosphere is still humid...

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Methodology

To undertake the objectives set for the project the following baseline survey was under taken in six selected fringe communities of the quarry. Information was obtained from the Shama District Assembly Medium –Term Plan as well as achecklist and Focus Group DiscussionMethods were used to ascertain the following information of the selected communities

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PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND IMPLEMENTATION ACTIVITIES

job creation activities to court community participation

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PROJECTOBJECTIVES AND IMLEMENTATION ACTIVITIES

Implementation process 1. To sensitize quarry fringe communities on the ecological and socio-economic benefits of the green livelihood interventions - a an open air forum and/or film show on waste segregation, processing and utilization, biochar and wood vinegar production beekeeping, snail and organic farming input production will be conducted to sensitize the community members of various opportunities in the green economic activities - A Q&A session will follow up in addition to immediate...

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PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND PROJECT IMLEMENTATION ACTIVITIES

To ensure good relationship between Ghacem and the mine’s fringe communities a more deliberate focus on socio- cultural variables in situ is needed to ensure that impacted communities benefit from mining, rather than companies simply securing short-term land access with limited regard for conflict and development trajectories (Owen and Kemp, 2012; Anguelovski, 2011).Thus the understated project is being undertaken to enhance the current vocations of the communities and to introduces new ones...

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continuation of introduction to promotion of community participation

Mining companies are in the business of extracting valuable natural resources for profit with the technical, legal and commercial functions which support efficiencies in the extraction of resources being understood as being at the core of this business. Over the past two decades the industry has witnessed the necessity and emergence of community relations and development (CRD) functions, as criteria of sustainable development (SD) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) (International...

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INTRODUCTION TO THE PROMOTION OF COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION AT THE BEPOSO MINES

To ensure good relationship between Ghacem and the mine’s fringe communities a more deliberate focus on socio- cultural variables in situ is needed to ensure that impacted communities benefit from mining, rather than companies simply securing short-term land access with limited regard for conflict and development trajectories (Owen and Kemp, 2012; Anguelovski, 2011).Thus the understated project is being undertaken to enhance the current vocations of the communities and to introduces new ones...

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