Indonesian Lightwood Cooperation Forum in Jakarta

Fairventures Worldwide organized the first “Indonesian Lightwood Cooperation Forum (ILCF)” on May 13th, 2017, during the biggest furniture fair in Indonesia, the so-called IFEX. Renowned speakers from Indonesia, Germany, Singapore and Switzerland provided insights into topics like product innovation, increase of the value chain and afforestation. Furthermore, the speakers pointed out opportunities for modern wood […]

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The Third Planting Phase Comes to an End

About 220.000 seedlings were planted by 482 smallholders and their families during the third planting phase. That is the successful result at the end of the planting phase, which kept the farmers and the project team on site busy from the end of November 2016 until mid of February 2017. The project team of the […]

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Smallholder Midie – A Short Portrait

The field of smallholder Midie, a new participant of the One Million Trees program, is located between the villages of Talaken and Samui. During the actual planting phase he received the seedlings of Sengon from the nursery in Samui for the first time. He will complement his variety of cassava, bananas, ginger and bamboo with the new […]

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An Entire Family Comes Together to Plant Sengon

As the seedling distribution is coming to an end in Talaken, we joined Suadi and Mahuy Bean to deliver 500 seedlings to the field of Hassim and his family. Just a 15 minutes drive with the small Mitsubishi truck filled with bags of seedlings from the nursery and we arrived at their small field: Directly besides the […]

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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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From the Nursery to the Field – How the New Seedlings are Planted

During the last three days of November, 6250 seedlings found their way already from Suhadi’s nursery in Talaken to the fields. This year, many smallholders took the responsibility to choose, pack and transport their seedlings by themselves. Even the youngest helped to load the trucks with 250 to 500 seedlings to deliver them to the fields. […]

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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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Organic Composting Training for Smallholders in Takaras and Bereng Jun

During the last 4 weeks, two training sessions about organic composting techniques for smallholders took place in the project villages of Takaras and Bereng Jun in the Sourthern region of the 1 Million Trees program. The permaculture trainer Jayadi Paembonan demonstrated techniques of composting and explained how farmers can use compost and wood debris to […]

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Change of Management in the 1 Million Trees Program

After 5 years of working successfully in Indonesia, Wolfgang Baum (picture: right side) is returning to Germany to meet new challenges. He is handing over the program management of Indonesia and the 1 Million trees program to his successor Stefan Praßel (picture: left side), who already has arrived in Palangka Raya to start with his […]

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