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

  COVID-19 hit our work in our country offices in Uganda and Indonesia quite hard. Since its global spread last year, we have had to deal with a lot of challenges that have impacted the implementation of Fairventures activities in the field enormously. This year alone we postponed several big plans, such as the first […]

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The Story of a Courageous Farmer in Borneo

  They stretch on for kilometers, these palm oil plantations on Borneo. An eerie sight. Not a sound can be heard. Even animals do want to be here in this sterile environment. Though there is one who has not been deterred: Ludiyanto, a smallholder farmer, won’t budge against the big palm oil companies.  For a […]

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Good Forests as a Climate Solution – How do rainforests store CO2 in the long term?

  „Buildings and the construction sector together account for 40% of total direct and indirect CO2 emissions.“ (Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction, 2019) This figure is quoted by the renowned climate impact researcher Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber – Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research – from his talk to the Baden-Württemberg Chamber […]

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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 […]

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Reforesting the Kaazi Forest in Uganda – Project Launch with Uganda Scouts Association

  On May 8, 2021, Fairventures Worldwide team in Uganda launched the Kaazi reforestation project in the country’s Makindye Ssababagabo municipality in the Wakiso District. This is a collaborative project with the Uganda Scouts Association. It aims to plant 30,000 seedlings of indigenous trees within the next 12 months in response to the rapid annual […]

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Join us on a virtual journey to the heart of Borneo

  Visiting a rainforest without having to book a flight? As of today, this is possible!  A new 360 video takes you on a virtual journey to our 100 Million Trees program, shot directly on location in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. In it, our Communications Coordinator Monalisa takes you on a 360° walk through our project […]

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Why Reforestation Is More Than Just Planting Trees

  Reforestation can help us address two global crises at once. This is what scientific findings show us. On the one hand, it helps to restore degraded habitats and protect existing biodiversity. On the other hand, it is also one of the most effective tools for removing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. […]

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Farmer Field Schools: Transferring Agroforestry Knowledge to and within Communities

  As one of the activities of our reforestation approach, Farmer Field Schools aim to integrate expert agroforestry knowledge with insights from local farmers.  Its goals are to: 1) Teach farmers the basic agroforestry concepts, practices, and technologies. 2) Practise basic tree management in agroforestry systems with the farmers.    The activities in the Farmer […]

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A holistic approach to ecosystem restoration

  Nature has always been the most sensitive of mirrors. It reflects what happens around us by showing responses to whatever humans do. For example, cut the trees as much as you want and you will be surprised by how much worse the flood is when it comes to the rainy season, how much it […]

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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. On October 25th our managing director Johannes Schwegler was also invited to join the list of […]

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