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2003 Publications

2003 IESS - Processing Environment And The Microbial Quality Of Smoked Fish In The Accra And Tema Municipalities

A major challenge facing smoked fish processors in Ghana on the international market is the inability of their products to meet international food quality and safety requirements. One factor which needs to be considered seriously when assessing the microbial quality of food is the environment within which processing occurs.

2003 IESS - Gender And Natural Resource Management Of The Weija Lake And Its Environs

The Weija Lake is an important water resource for agriculture and fishing for the people living around the lake. However, due to increases in agricultural, industrial activities and the general expansion of Accra in terms of urbanization, there has been great demand on both the water and land resources of the Weija Lake and its environs.

2003 IESS - Assessment Of The Impact Of Buffer Zone Development Activities On The Socio-Economic Conditions Of The Local Communities And The Forest Reserves In Kpando District And Ho Area.

This study was undertaken at the Forest Reserves of West and Dayi Blocks in Kpando District and Abutia Hills Forest Reserve in Ho District, both in the Volta Region of Ghana. The primary objective of the study was to investigate the impact of Buffer zone development activities,

2003 IESS - Gender, Environmental Management And The Water Quality In The Sakumo Catchment

The Sakumo Lagoon is located three km west of Tema. Diverse economic activities such as estate housing development, fishing, fish processing, agriculture, fuelwood harvesting and sand and gravel mining occur in the catchment; activities which are both a source of livelihood for the people and a potential source of catchment degradation if not undertaken on a sustainable basis.