Forestry

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punjab forestry investment

In a bid to boost awareness of and interest in forestry investment in Punjab, a local forestry company has launched a new campaign in order to highlight the benefits and business opportunities available for potential investors in the sector. The South Punjab Forest Company (SPFC) has started the campaign –

Estonia forest

The two largest pension fund managers in Estonia have confirmed major investments into the country’s forestry sector, highlighting the potential they feel the sphere offers in terms of environmental impact investing and profitability. Swedbank Estonia Pension Funds (SEPF) and LHV Pension Funds Estonia (LHV) have invested heavily into Birdeye Timber

latin america forestry

Higher levels of private investment into the forestry sector in Latin America have been called for by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The body urged private investors to consider injecting capital into the sector, in a bid to boost sustainable forestry activities in Latin America, which in

tasmanian forestry

With new data revealing a major rise in the private forest harvest in Tasmania over the last year, the government has promised to invest heavily in the sector to ensure that it is given every chance to continue to become a major boon for the local economy. The figures showed

logging transport africa

Ghana has confirmed that it is to launch a major new project to restore degraded forests across the country and expand a sustainable forest plantation, having secured funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB). The country received the approval for the project and funding at the end of last month,

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,