East Africa Updates


Thursday, 01 April 2021
New FSC certificate holder in East Africa

Nile Fiber Board (© Annah Agasha)© Annah AgashaNile Fibre Board (NFB), a subsidiary of Nile Plywoods, becomes the newest FSC certificate holder in Uganda, East Africa after taking over Global Woods AG. read more …


Thursday, 01 April 2021
In Uganda, the FSC certified Busoga Forestry Company helps local communities access potable water.

Busoga Forestry Company (© Busoga Forestry Company)© Busoga Forestry CompanyWith 25 years of operations in Uganda, Busoga Forestry Company Ltd has a long history of helping communities. In addition to their plantation activities, the company supports community initiatives to improve water access for domestic use in nearby villages. read more …


Thursday, 28 January 2021
Publication of the FSC Kenya Interim National Standard

Kenya INS – Kenya Forest  (© Kenya Forest Service)© Kenya Forest ServiceThe effective date of the standard is 01 May 2021. read more …


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 …



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