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Johannes Schwegler, Megan King and Wolfgang Baum

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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three men with mask during Farmer Field School in seminar room

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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Group of people in nursery - distribution of seedlings

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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Summary Report booklet

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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Klimapartner beim GD Holz

Fairventures as climate partner at 15th wood industry fair in Cologne

This year, in our function as official climate partner of the wood industry fair, we had plenty of opportunities to discuss the important issue of compensation through reforestation. We actively participated in the program with two lectures and we were happy about the lively discussions that came up and about the great interest in our approach and our work.

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Forest burns in red smoke

Forest fires on Borneo, Indonesia

Due to the long-lasting fires and a huge amount of smoke, the people of Borneo could hardly think of a normal everyday life during the last months. Our Indonesian colleagues wore breathing masks in the office, while looking out of the office window in Palanka Raya everything was covered by gray smoke and fog.

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Out-for-Space

Fairventures and Out for Space deepen partnership

We are very happy to announce that we have entered a new phase in our partnership with Out for Space. This Southern German company produces innovative rattan products with amazing designs and many new applications.

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Stand auf der FAIR HANDELN Messe

The Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Energy in Baden-Württemberg visiting Fairventures

FAIR HANDELN is an international trade fair for fair trade and globally responsible action that takes place every spring in Stuttgart.

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Glulam bensch outside

First prototypes made of laminated board in Uganda

Glulam has long been indispensable in Europe and many other countries of the world. In Uganda, however, it is still completely unknown in timber construction. Glued laminated timber is wood that consists of at least three board layers glued in the same grain direction.

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