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Members of German parliament, Indonesian Government representatives, Fairventures staff and the company who built the modular house.

Opening Of Our Light Wood Modular House: A Sustainable Housing Solution For The Future

On October 30, 2022, our Indonesian colleagues inaugurated the first light wood modular house in Central Kalimantan. Several members of the German parliament joined our team for the grand opening. The completion of this pilot project marks a milestone in our efforts to ecologically transform the Indonesian construction sector.

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Fairventures Signs MOU With IPB University

New Scientific Partnership: Fairventures signs MOU with IPB University

We have signed an MOU with IPB University, advancing the process of community development by conducting research and projects for educational purposes.

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IKI Project: Publication of Final Review

Our project to rehabilitate degraded land with native tree species was evaluated along with 24 other IKI projects that ended in 2020 as part of the third IKI evaluation cycle.

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Planting 1,236 Trees in 2 hours? — Climate Action in Uganda!

“Take Action and Plant A Tree.” That was the theme for an event our team in Uganda hosted on May 7 at Bunyama Katosi in the Mukono district. 150 volunteers answered our call.

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Building a Timber Innovation Center in Kampala

In collaboration with other stakeholders, we will establish and manage a Timber Innovation Center in the city center of Kampala. It will be constructed on top of the Crown House building – where our Ugandan office is located – and the construction will include Engineered Timber Products manufactured in Uganda.

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Development of the Lightwood Industry: MoU with the Indonesian Ministry of Trade

In April, we signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the development of sustainable lightwood with Indonesia's Ministry of Trade through the Directorate General of National Export Development (DJPEN) in Jakarta. This shows the Ministry of Trade's dedication to foster innovation and creativity in the development of light wood, notably sengon and jabon.

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We are an official partner of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

We are proud to announce that Fairventures Worldwide is now officially a Supporting Partner of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030.

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Welcome the newest official member of the Fairventures Family: TREEO!

We are proud to give you an essential update on TREEO, the monitoring technology that we have been developing in Uganda during the past 18 months with support by the German Ministry of Economic Coooperation and Development (BMZ).

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Celebrating the International Day of Forests in Uganda

On the 21st of March, our team in Uganda celebrated the International Day of Forests through tree planting at the Kaazi Forestry reserve.

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Lessons from the New IPCC Report

“Nature can be our savior – but only if we save it first.”

Overshadowed by the terrible events in Ukraine, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a new report last week. In it, the scientists warn of the dramatic effects of global warming - and outline approaches to avert the climate catastrophe after all. 

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Tree Seedling Redistribution in Indonesia: No farmer is left behind

Last year, the Gunung Mas Regency suffered a severe flooding. But at Fairventures, no farmer is left behind! So we decided to supported the communities with new seedlings.

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COP26 – High Stakes at Global Scale

Fairventures attended COP26! On Friday the 5th, we took the ferry from Amsterdam to Newcastle and on Saturday the 6th, our team of four arrived in Glasgow, ready to get to work.

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Annual report 2021 opened

Our New Annual Report Is Online

Catch up with our global operations. The report provides descriptions and numbers on our programs during the 2020-21 planting seasons. Specifically, it highlights the impact of our activities that were made possible by your support and contributions.

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Changes in our management: Strongly positioned for the future!

Now is the time to scale our approach and harness the potential of reforestation even more extensively. The new structure of our management team reflects this intention.

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Coping with COVID-19: How the pandemic has been affecting our work

COVID-19 had a major impact on our work in the country offices in Uganda and Indonesia. Since the beginning of the pandemic last year, we have had to deal with many challenges that have had a huge impact on the implementation of our activities in the field.

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Seedling Distribution in Uganda

This year, we supported ten partner nurseries in raising seedlings for the March-May planting season in Uganda. The seedling distribution process started with counting all the seedlings raised in partner nurseries in order to ascertain which and how many of those were viable and ready for planting in the various fields, which are located in multiple districts around the country.

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Monalisa explains something, 100 Million Trees VR Experience

Join us on a virtual journey to the rainforest of Borneo

Visiting a rainforest without having to book a flight? As of today, this is possible! A new 360° video takes you directly to Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, on a virtual journey to our 100 Million Trees Program.

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FLR Study

This report summarizes the findings of the technical feasibility studies, the practical experiences and the challenges to successfully upscale the various FLR models in Central Kalimantan.

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Johannes Schwegler at TEDx Kassel

"Ideas worth spreading" - under this slogan numerous TEDx events take place all over the world every year. Artists, scientists and founders get the opportunity to share their story, their ideas or their knowledge with a large audience.

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