Forestry

Forestry and Timberland Alternative Investment News and Insights
Harvested eucalyptus Ethiopia

One of the major untapped investment opportunities in Ethiopia is its lucrative forestry sector, it has been suggested. According to the Ethiopian Privatization Agency, (EPA) around 2.5 million hectares of the country’s natural forest cover is currently in 58 designated National Forest Priority Areas (NFPA). Of these hectares, 13 are

logging virginia

Virginia’s precious forestry resources are to be the focus of a major new investment, according to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who called the sector one of the ‘linchpins’ of the state’s economy. Currently, the state’s forestry sector accounts for more than 100,000 jobs, as well as generating more than $17

bamboo china forest

Following more than 60 years of work to repopulate forests across China, the country is now home to almost 70 million hectares of monoculture forest (often referred to as ‘artificial’ forest), the highest amount in the world. According to the head of the State Forestry Administration, Zhang Jianlong, afforestation work

Sustainable agriculture

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has confirmed it has begun a new partnership with the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) in order to share expertise regarding the sustainable supply of agricultural commodities. SNV is a not-for-profit development organisation which focused on the alleviation of poverty and overall sustainable development,

Oregon lumber train

Highlighting the growing importance of the forestry and timber sector on the investment world stage, The Guess Corporation has announced that it is to make several major acquisitions of tracts of forest land across the US. The Durham, North Carolina-based company, which will be making the purchases through a subsidiary,

Tasmania forest eucalyptus

A United Nations report recommended against logging inside Tasmanian world heritage forests and the plans have now been abandoned as a result. The UN’s recommendations were accepted straight away by both the state and federal governments in Tasmania. However, the Tasmanian state forestry minister confirmed that he felt it was

brazil nut trees

An upcoming law change relating to foreign land ownership in Brazil has been tipped to unleash a major surge in investments across the country. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s government shocked local people and investors in 2010 when it announced the prevention of international investors from purchasing large pieces

A recent UN report has suggested that boosting co-operation between the essential farming and forestry sectors of nations across the globe will help to lower deforestation and improve food security. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s State of the World’s Forests (Sofo) is a biennial report that is released in

climate change

The coming decades look likely to see a major boom in the global forestry arena, which will not only boost the sector’s profitability but also help to stamp out some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues. The importance of global forestry in combating climate change has been realised to

alabama timberland

The global forestry investment industry has enjoyed marked gains in recent years, with certain locations — such as Alabama in the US — seeing overall capital investment tallies significantly buoyed by the forestry arena. According to a recent report, the Alabama Department of Commerce confirmed that, in 2015, almost $7