East Africa Updates

Wednesday, 16 December 2020
FSC Africa Director meets with Kenya Forest Service

Harrison Kojwang meets with KFS – Meeting between FSC Regional Director with Kenya Forest Service (© KFS)© KFSFSC started discussions with Kenya Forest Service (KFS) to assess potential collaboration
and possible commencement of the certification process for forests in Kenya. read more …

Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Better Globe Forestry (BGF) embarks on the FSC certification journey in Kenya

FSC visits BGF – L-R: Samuel Nakhone (Deputy Director ofForestry, BGF), Harrison Kojwang (FSC), David Kiilu (partner farmer), AbrahamBiwott (Training Officer, Seven Forks Programme, BGF), Paul Opanga (FSC) andGladys Rutto (intern, BGF).Better Globe Forestry (BGF) Limited, a forestry company working in Kenya since 2004 and in Uganda since 2009, has embarked on a journey to obtain FSC certification for its forestry operations in Kenya, to begin with. read more …

Monday, 26 October 2020
Mkaa Endelevu in Tanzania obtains East Africa’s first FSC certificate for Briquetted Charcoal.

Mkaa Endelevu (© Mkaa Endelevu)© Mkaa EndelevuOperating in the Iringa Region in the Southern highlands of Tanzania, Tractors Ltd, locally known as Mkaa Endelevu is the leading producer of sustainable and organic charcoal briquettes and other bio-waste products which include bio-char, wood vinegar, and the wood preservative – wood tar. read more …

Monday, 26 October 2020
Ugandan Forest Company obtains FSC Chain of Custody certification.

Busoga Forestry Company – BFC sawmill  (© Busoga Forestry Company)© Busoga Forestry CompanyBusoga Forestry Company Ltd. (BFC) a subsidiary of Green Resources AS is the proud recipient of a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certificate (COC) which has lifted the market appeal for its quality products from a sustainably managed resource. read more …

Wednesday, 15 July 2020
The Forest Certification Awareness Group takes on awareness-raising in Kenya

FCAG Kenya at work (© Erick Ogallo)© Erick OgalloForestry experts, managers, and owners in Kenya stand to benefit immensely from the rising levels of awareness in forest certification promoted by organized groups with a goal: to strengthen the sharing of knowledge and information for the implementation of responsible forest management and trade in responsibly sourced forest products in Kenya. read more …

Wednesday, 06 May 2020
Rural Communities in Tanzania clinch mega-deal to supply FSC certified sawn timber to Serengeti Park Ecolodge

Likawage village mobile saw mill (© MDCI)© MDCIRural communities in South-eastern Tanzania are reaping the fruits of responsible forest manage-ment practices having clinched a multi-million shilling contract to supply FSC certified sawn timber to Grumeti Reserves Eco Lodge in the famous Serengeti National Park. read more …

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