East Africa Updates


Wednesday, 28 April 2021
New FSC Forest Management certificate holder in East Africa

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


Wednesday, 28 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 …


Tuesday, 27 April 2021
The New Forests Company obtains FSC Chain of Custody certification in Uganda

New Forest Company – wood planks  (© Maximo Owenema)© Maximo OwenemaThe New Forests Company (NFC) is Eastern Africa’s latest recipient of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certificate (COC) for its forestry operations in Uganda. read more …


Saturday, 24 April 2021
The FSC Kenya Interim National Standard is now effective

Kenya INS – Kenya Forest  (© Kenya Forest Service)© Kenya Forest ServiceAs of May 1st, FSC is happy to announce that the Kenya Interim National Norm is effective. 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 …



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