New Milestone „One Million Trees“

Incredible, but true! We actually did it, the millionth seedling is distributed and we can finish the project One Million Trees successfully. We have been working on our reforestation program since 2014, and for a long time the goal of one million seedlings seemed to be a long way off. With the completion of the […]

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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. We in turn make sure that Out for Space will have a sustainable source of rattan in Central Kalimantan. Thus, […]

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Soil and Its Composition – an Insight into Our One Million Trees Program

Soil? Isn’t it just ground and dirt? Not at all, because in fact it is an underestimated part of ecosystems, which determines whether plants are thriving or shrinking. Besides light, soil is the most important requirement for the growth of seedlings as it is also a source for water and nutrients. Ground textures and various types […]

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Reporting Live From the Project Villages

My name is Jule Niepmann and I’m lucky to get the opportunity to witness the planting season this year while doing a four months apprenticeship within the 1 Million Trees program on Borneo. Until the end of February, I’m taking a break from my forestry studies in Rottenburg/Neckar to spend time in the program area in Central Kalimantan […]

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“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”*

After the successful production of seedlings in September, further trainings took place last week, combining theoretical and practical knowledge to prepare for the next planting phase. In Luwuk Takau, the forestry specialist Yuda gave detailed instructions on how to plant and take care of the seedlings. More than 30 smallholders, some of them accompanied by their […]

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All Good Things Come in Threes – a Field Report by Jean-Philippe Mayland

This summer I had the opportunity  to join the One Million Trees program for the third time in a row in order to follow its development. After initial difficulties to produce good seedlings of the tree species Paraseriantes falcataria (Indonesian “Sengon”), the cycle of 2015/16 started very well. Around 225,000 seedlings were produced in local tree […]

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Smallholders start with vegetable farming

70 smallholders started planting chilies and eggplants in Central Kalimantan. These activities are a part of the project “Intercropping in Planted Forests”. In most cases, the farmers use spaces between existing planted timber trees for the vegetable farming. Other smallholders plant closer to their houses in order to avoid long distance for maintenance and irrigation. […]

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Financial Trainings for Women and Smallholders

At the end of May, financial trainings for the participants of the 1 Million Trees program took place in the program villages of Talaken, Bereng Jun and Takaras. Overall, 70 people participated, whereof 42 were female and 28 male. The workshops were held by our partner organization, the Borneo Institute, in cooperation with Lembaga Dayak […]

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Successful Exhibition Participation for Peru and Indonesia at “interzum“

On behalf of the Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the German program for import promotion, Fairventures presented three wood-producing companies from Indonesia and interesting wood types from Peru at a so-called joint booth “Indonesia and Peru“ from May 5-8, 2015. The three Indonesian companies – Kayu Teak, Kayu Multiguna and Budi Tamora – presented themselves and […]

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Fairventures at the CSR Forum in Ludwigsburg!

With around 750 participants in 2014, the German CSR forum is the biggest and most influential event when it comes to Corporate Social Responsibility and brings representatives of economy, politics and the public together. As a consequence, this forum is an ideal platform for Fairventures to raise attention concerning the ongoing problem of deforestation and […]

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