Are wood products good for the climate? A life cycle assessment (LCA) of Sengon plywood

  Wood is regarded as an ecologically very sustainable material and usually has a negative CO2 balance, since it serves as a natural carbon pool. Especially in the construction sector, for example in comparison to aluminum, steel or lightweight concrete, which have relatively high CO2 emissions[1] per m3, wood can offer a sustainable alternative. As […]

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The Trade Expo Indonesia 2020 Goes digital!

  The Trade Expo Indonesia is an international B2B-focused tradeshow that is designed to boost export product growth and export market expansion. It will take place from November 10 until November 16, 2020. Participation is free! The 35th TEI-VE in 2020 brings up the theme „Sustainable Trade in The Digital Era“ to promote quality products made in Indonesia […]

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Our Annual Report is Online!

  In the new annual report on the 2019-2020 planting year, you can learn more about the difference your support and contributions have made in recent months and what we have achieved together for the environment, climate and people in Indonesia and Uganda. Thank you for embarking with us on this journey! Transparent and responsible […]

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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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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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A Perfect Fit: How the Program 1 Million Trees for Borneo and the “Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development” match

The year 2016 started with a huge step towards sustainable development: the new UN “Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development” replaces the Millennium Development Goals. The 1 Million Trees program by Fairventures Worldwide successfully implements many of those goals that are set in the respective UN-Agenda by now. In September 2015 the United Nations Summit took […]

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