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Agroforestry with Bees & Urban Farming – Testing new approaches of sustainable agriculture

We work with our partners Latek Stay Alliance, and Eco-Agric Uganda on an agroforestry project in the Hoima, Kikuube and Kibaale districts.

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Members Of The German Parliament Visit Our Project in Central Kalimantan!

In October, six members of the German parliament visited our project sites in Gunung Mas, giving us the opportunity to present the results of the continuous efforts made by the German government in recent years.

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Das Fairventures-Team bei der COP27 in Ägypten

We participated in the Climate Change Conference (COP 27) in Egypt

The 27th UN Climate Change Conference took place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt in November. Some members of the Fairventures family also attended. This was their experience.

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Smallholder Herpit Built His House In The Sengon Garden

Far from supermarkets or malls, and far from the traffic and hustle and bustle of the city, Herpit, an Indonesian smallholder, lives with his wife in the middle of their plot of Sengon trees.

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New carbon project: Fairventures and STIHL expand existing partnership.

STIHL has been supporting our work with financial resources, equipment and know-how since 2017. This year, we are pleased to announce the largest joint project so far.

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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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Trees4Trees: Comparative Study With Fairventures Worldwide

A few weeks ago, our team in Indonesia visited the reforestation organization Trees4Trees in Pati in Central Java. The aim of the trip was to conduct a comparative study and to promote exchange between the members of our organizations.

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How Ntajumba Bernard Uses Music To Make His Voice Heard

Ntajumba Bernard, aka Ben Beauty, is truly one of a kind. To raise awareness for climate change, he is making use of his voice in a truly extraordinary way.

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Uganda After The Floods: New Optimism

Uganda After The Flooding: Starting Over With Optimism

End of July, heavy rainfall in the Eastern region of Uganda has caused floods, river overflow and landslides, resulting in casualties and heavy damage. Today, new nurseries and the local communities' efforts make for new optimism.

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A Paradigm Shift: Working for the Environment and Smallholder Farmers as a Redemption

While making use of what nature has to offer is a good thing, these profits can come at a price. Two of our team members report on their former jobs in the timber industry – and their decision to pursue a career change.

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Interview: Johannes Schwegler to leave Management Team

Big changes are coming up at Fairventures Worldwide: After more than 9 years as Executive Director, our founder Johannes Schwegler is leaving the management at the end of this month to fully dedicate himself to lead our sister company Fairventures Digital (TREEO). 

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Smallholder Pasihan Plants Hope for Future Generations

The climate crisis poses numerous challenges for smallholder farmers in Borneo. But Pasihan's story shows that it is worth looking to the future with hope. Just like his sons, the trees and plants in Pasihan's field will continue to grow in the years to come. And with each new seedling, the smallholder farmer plants another piece of the future.

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Urban Greening Campaign: Planting 30,000 Trees in Fort Portal

On May 14, we launched a tree planting campaign around Mpanga river in Western Uganda. The ‘’Urban Greening” themed project aims to plant 30,000 trees in the city of Fort Portal.

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Our Annual Report 2021 is online!

In our new annual report, we inform you about our activities during the past planting phase 2021, with a special focus on the impact of our work, which was made possible by your support.

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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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Cocoa as Sustainable Alternative Revenue for Farmers

In April, we held our first Farmer Field School for 285 cocoa farmers as part of our Kalteng Cocoa Program. The goal of the program is to harness the potential of cocoa in Central Kalimantan and to establish cocoa as a sustainable source of income for smallholder farmers.

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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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Deutsche Welle: A German NGO’s 100 Million Trees for Borneo

In March, journalists and a camera team from Deutsche Welle visited our project area in Indonesia to report on our work. Now their film about "100 Million Trees for Borneo" is published.

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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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