Benjamin Betey Campion
Dr. Campion is a lecturer at the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He has keen interests in environmental management and natural resource conflicts. He has competencies in environmental research and analysis of data and modelling, facilitation and development of community resources management plans, community water resources management planning, small scale sanitation, urban ecology and waste management planning. As a lecturer at the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, he teaches Watershed Management, Aquatic Ecology, Wetlands Conservation and Management, and conducts individual research in bioremediation, ecology and management of wetlands especially, those associated with urban environments. Dr Campion is interested in the state of human influence, hydrology and nutrient cycling; effects of anthropogenic activities and climate change on urban wetland and stream ecology. He takes delight in informing and educating the world at large through publication of his research findings.
In Ghana and Ethiopia, the anticipated positive local economic effects of the cultivation of biofuel stock have been counterbalanced by disputes between local farmers and largely foreign biofuel stock companies. Land has been sold to foreign investors without prior acknowledgement of local land tenure practices, proper institutional arrangements or adequate income compensation. How can future land tenure conflicts in these countries be avoided?