East Africa Updates

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 …

Friday, 03 November 2017
Facing land conflict by growing farmers’ means to support themselves

Facing land conflict an FSC story from Uganda (© Janette Bennett)© Janette BennettForestry company global-woods faces Uganda’s major challenge of land tenure by understanding exactly why farmers encroach on reserves: they do it to make a living for themselves and their families. read more …

Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Biodiversity and livelihoods flourish in Uganda’s FSC certified plantations

Uganda protecting biodiversity – Global Woods forest Patrol team and community members sharing a light moment. (© Global Woods AG)© Global Woods AGWith over 280 bird species, a variety of mammals and a wide range of plants, Kikonda Central Forest Reserve in Kyankwanzi District, west of Kampala close to the oil city of Hoima has become a model for biodiversity conservation, community empowerment and responsible forest management. read more …

Wednesday, 11 December 2019
FSC Eastern Africa holds Business Forum in Nairobi on: Enhancing Market for certified wood and related products in Kenya.

Panel Business FOrum KenyaTo increase business opportunities and new markets for Kenya’s wood sector, the private and public agencies must commit to encourage and promote forest certification for sustainable production and sourcing of wood and related products. read more …

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