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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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IDN Financials: Ministry of Trade signs MoU with Fairventures Worldwide

The Ministry of Trade through the Directorate General of National Export Development and Fairventures Worldwide signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development of sustainable light wood.

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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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“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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A young farmer with big plans

In Uganda, Editah Nabweru pinned her hopes on reforestation. And she has big plans. A report by Andrew Odoch Umahtete and Rainer Lang.

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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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Globalization at my Home: An Account of a Borneo Native

I ran, and ran. My mind was running as well. I couldn’t believe what I had heard. I didn’t want to believe what I had just been told. All the memories came flashing at once, and I got overwhelmed with emotions.

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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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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 not want to be here in this sterile environment. Though there is one who has not been deterred.

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Good forests as Climate Solutions: 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." This figure is quoted by the renowned climate impact researcher Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber to the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects in December 2020.

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

The Kaazi Reforestation Project in Wakiso County, Makindye Ssababagabo in Uganda has been running since 8 May 2021. Together with the Uganda Scouts Organization, 30,000 seedlings of indigenous tree species are to be planted over the next twelve months.

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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 Programme.

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Why Reforestation Is More Than Just Planting Trees

Current scientific findings show: Reforestation can help us tackle two global crises at once. First, it helps restore degraded habitats and protect existing biodiversity.

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Farmer Field Schools: Transferring Agroforestry Knowledge to and within Communities

So-called Farmer Field Schools (FFS) are an important part of our approach. The aim of the FFS is to complement the experience and knowledge of local farmers with expert forestry knowledge. 

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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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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.

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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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