Funding for this research was provided by:
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Received: 17 November 2019
Accepted: 5 June 2020
First Online: 2 July 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The authors have complied with ethical standards during the data collection process. Permission for the fieldwork was sought from the Kintampo District Forest Office, traditional authorities and the Kintampo Municipal Assembly.
: Apart from the literature cited and duly acknowledged, the data used in this manuscript were collected by the lead author under the supervision of the co-authors.
: The lead author obtained study leave from his employer, University for Development Studies. The funding institution, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) of Germany, has been duly acknowledged.