Assessing the Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts of ...

Jan 26, 2016· Several researchers have documented the environmental and socio-economic impacts of gold mining in other countries [5,6,7,8]. However, due to research specialization and discipline-specific worldviews, seldom does research integrate the natural and social dimensions of the impacts of gold mining in a single paper [8,9].

"Understanding the Economic Contribution of Small-Scale ...

Apr 03, 2018· Pact and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) formed a partnership to undertake the East Africa Research Fund (EARF) study on Understanding the Economic Contribution of Small-Scale Mining in East Africa between June 2016 and March 2018.

Mining in Africa - openknowledge.worldbank.org

1.1 Environmental and Health Issues in Gold Mining Areas 9 1.2 What Is a Mining Community? 12 1.3 How Remote Sensing Informs Agricultural Production 21 3.1 Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining 70 4.1 Small-Scale Mining Poses Challenges for Identifying Impacts of Large-Scale Mines 99 4.2 Effect of a Mine Opening on Access to

RESEARCH DEPARTMENT - Bank of Ghana

REPORT ON THE MINING SECTOR RESEARCH DEPARTMENT ... production of minerals has significantly contributed to the economy of Ghana in terms of export earnings, government revenues and employment among others. ... Law 1987 (LI 1349), the Small Scale Gold Mining Law 1989 and the Minerals and Mining Amendment Law (Act 475).

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The economic contribution of artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Uganda: a case of Mubende and Buhweju districts Herbert Nabaasa [email protected] Uganda Technology and Management University Willy Ngaka [email protected] Makerere University Epiphany O. Picho [email protected] Muni University Chapter 2

The Impact of Gold Mining on Local Farming Communities …

The Impact of Gold Mining on Local Farming Communities in Ghana Emmanuel Yamoah Tenkorang and Patrick Osei-Kufuor The increase in leases for surface gold mining in Ghana between 1983 and 1998 has had drastic consequences for sustainable land use and management in the country. Most of

African Women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

The World Bank in its Gender Dimensions of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: A Rapid Assessment Toolkit, says that some African countries, such as the Ghana and Malawi, have more than 50% of women making up the artisanal and small-scale mining workforce. Conservative estimates indi-cate the presence of more than eight million artisanal miners

Mining and Sustainable Development: The Case of Ghana

Mining in Ghana predates independence and over the years the sector has grown to be a major driver of economic growth. Mining accounted for 6% of GDP in 2011 and the sector grew by 23.5% in 2012. There are currently about thirteen (13) large scale mining companies and 16 operations and over 1000 registered small- scale companies in the sector.

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana. Evidence ...

Ghana's artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector continues to grow in size and significance. Its contribution to wealth creation, employment and the economy make it one of the nation's most important livelihood activities, directly employing an estimated one million people and supporting approximately 4.5 million more.

Gold Development | Gold and the Economy | World Gold Council

Gold and the economy. Gold mining is a major economic driver for many countries across the world. Well-managed, transparent and accountable resource extraction can be a major contributor to economic growth due to the creation of employment and business opportunities for local people.

The 'informalisation' of Ghana's small-scale gold mining ...

Apr 10, 2015· Small-scale mining, though largely informal in Ghana, is a significant contributor to livelihoods and economic growth Negative environmental impacts mean the sector's contribution is heavily restricted and driven further into informality This study found that informality and negative impacts in the sector are a result of current policies by state institutions Small-scale mining has ...

(PDF) The impact of small-scale gold mining on mining ...

Contribution of small-scale surface mining to the Ghanaian Economy: It is important to note that the contribution of small scale surface mining has a significant input on the overall mining sector's contribution to the national economy. From 2000 to 2008 it contributed about 12% of the total gold production and about a 90% of diamond production.

The Impact and Effect of Illegal Mining (galamsey) towards ...

Though the enactment of the Small-Scale Gold Mining Law, PNDC L 218, legalized the operations of Small Scale Mining (SSM) in Ghana. It is still difficult to differentiate between the activities of small-scale miners and illegal miners. The term galamsey is interchangeably used to refer to both small-scale mining and illegal mining.

Gold Mining as Subsistence: Ghana's Small-Scale Miners ...

Consider its contribution to Ghana's economy. Excluding Ashanti Goldfields' Obuasi mine, which accounts for over 50 percent of Ghana's gold production, small-scale gold miners and galamsey produce between 15 percent and 20 percent of the country's gold. According to unofficial statistics at the Minerals Commission, an estimated 145,662 ounces ...

contributions of small scale gold mining to ghana economy

Mining and Sustainable Development: The Case of Ghana - IM4DC Mining's Contribution to the Economy of Ghana ... Traditionally, those that are mined on a commercial basis include gold, bauxite, diamond ... scale companies in the sector. Large scale companies are mainly foreign owned while small-.

Mining industry of Ghana - Wikipedia

The Mining industry of Ghana accounts for 5% of the country's GDP and minerals make up 37% of total exports, of which gold contributes over 90% of the total mineral exports. Thus, the main focus of Ghana's mining and minerals development industry remains focused on gold. Ghana is Africa's largest gold producer, producing 80.5 t in 2008.

The contribution of artisanal and small-scale gold mining ...

In 2016, Zimbabwe's gold mining sector as a whole, consisting of both artisanal and small-scale mining (ASGM) and large-scale gold mining (LSGM), contributed 2.6% of gross domestic product (GDP), 18% of exports, 28% of mining output, and 1% of government revenues (royalties only) and employed 7.1% of the labor force.

The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse

(Coakley, 1999). Despite the economic potential of the mining industry in Ghana, mining output had decreased significantly since the late 1950‟s with gold experiencing the most dramatic decline in production. As Aryee (2001) puts it "For four decades up to the 1980‟s no new mine was opened in Ghana due to a myriad of problems

Comparison between artisanal and small- scale mining in ...

Comparison between artisanal and small-scale mining in Ghana and South Africa: lessons learnt and ways forward by A.A. Debrah*, I. Watson*, and D.P.O. Quansah† Synopsis Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) plays a fundamental role in the national and local economies of …

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana - pubs.iied.org

ARtISAnAl AnD SMAll-SC AlE GolD MInInG In G hAnA | EID ENCE TO INFORM AN 'ACTION DIALOGU E' 6 Summary Introduction In Ghana, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) has grown in size and significance. Its contribution to wealth creation, employment and the economy makes it one of the nation's most important livelihood activities,