6 maart 2017

Allanblackia Seed Oil Enters Market

Seeds of the allanblackia tree produce high quality oil for application in food and non-food products. Since 2010, Form International established and manages a pilot agroforest farm of allanblackia in Ghana. This is done for Unilever to test and demonstrate the cultivation of Allanblackia at larger scale. Unilever has now launched in Sweden the first organic certified margarine containing allanblackia oil, which is a major milestone for this sustainable oil.
20 december 2016
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Landscape Restoration in Ghana

Form international and Form Ghana are working on a new approach to ensure further sustainable growth, expansion and consolidation of the Public Private Partnership in Ghana and to restore forest functions in degraded forest areas and safeguard the sector’s economic importance for the future by planting 20,000 hectares/year of new forest over the next 25 years.
20 december 2016
Plantation Forestry Conference Tanzania

Plantation Forestry Conference Tanzania

Paul Hol spoke at the Tanzania Plantation Forestry Conference in November 2015 in Dar Es Salaam about the successful Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Ghana and the opportunities of a similar partnership for optimal landuse in Tanzania.
19 december 2016
Form Ghana CCTV Africa

Form Ghana on CCTV Africa

At the Paris climate talks (December 2015) 7 African leaders pledged to do more to protect the natural forest and replant degraded forest land, but the money to match this commitment is difficult to find. Trees need to be planted, grown and harvested before a return on investment is seen and that takes years. Katerina Vittozi, reporter for CCTV Africa News, made a report about this at Form Ghana Ltd. in Akumadan.
19 december 2016
Business Africa NABC Magazine Form International

‘Doing Business in Africa’ Award for Form international!

NABC's 'Doing Business in Africa Award 2016' has been awarded to Form international. Managing Director of NABC Irene Visser is proud that Form international is this years’ winner. "Deforestation is one of the main challenges faced by the people of Africa. Form international's reforestation drive is having a large and important impact on the continent and we fully support their efforts."
3 november 2016
Building Drinking Water Supplies Tanzania

New Drinking Water Supplies in Tanzania

Form and SFI Tanzania purchased and introduced water purification plants on Kwamdulu and Kwaraguru estate. All employees and families residing on the estates now have access to clean drinking water.
1 november 2016
Training Sustainable Commercial Reforestation Management

Successful training on sustainable commercial reforestation management

For the first time, the Nuffic Tailor Made Training on ‘Sustainable commercial reforestation management’ has been provided at Form Ghana’s training centre in Berekum. 32 young professionals working at Form Ghana Ltd. or at related institutes in Ghana, Togo, and Sierra Leone, have been trained in the field of reforestation management.
1 november 2016
New Forests Africa Role Private Sector

New Forests for Africa – Role of the Private Sector

The "Gateway to International Timber Trade" at www.timbertradeportal.com is a "one-stop" information point providing international timber traders and other users with information on the forest industries and legality requirements in timber-producing countries.
31 oktober 2016
Rosa Marjo Team Form International

Form introduces two new colleagues

Recently two new colleagues joined our team: Mrs. Marjo Jonkman and Ms. Rosa Diemont.
31 oktober 2016
International Africa Timber Trade

Gateway to international timber trade

The "Gateway to International Timber Trade" at www.timbertradeportal.com is a "one-stop" information point providing international timber traders and other users with information on the forest industries and legality requirements in timber-producing countries.
26 oktober 2016
Form letter intent National Climate Summit 2016

Form signs letter of intent at the National Climate Summit 2016

21 parties expressed their intention to work together to realize 100,000 hectares of new forests in the Netherlands by 2050.
11 juli 2016
Teak Akumadan Ghana forest management save the rainforest global warming

Newsletter 9 | New Forests for Africa

Summer's here, which means it's time for an update. Paul Hol, initiator of the movement 'Forests for the Future - New Forests for Africa': 'In this update we share some documentation out of our Ghana conference and look forward to a similar conference in November in Tanzania. More information about this conference on UONGOZI Institute's website. They very much look forward to receiving you in Tanzania!'
21 juni 2016
Teak Akumadan Ghana forest management save the rainforest global warming

Newsletter 8 | New Forests for Africa

Form international is founder and partner of the initiative ‘Forests for the Future – New Forests for Africa’. This initiative has been established with the aim to stimulate and drive large scale reforestation in Africa. The target to reach 100 million hectares of new forests, which African nations have set them themselves is of an exceptional size. To realize this, African leaders see the need for sustainable forestry projects based on a long-term approach and multi-stakeholder benefit. They particularly see the benefit to intensify the cooperation with the private sector as they have the resources, innovation and the ability to deliver.
20 juni 2016
Field visit ESG Magazine

Who Will Finance Africa’s Reforestation? (ESG Magazine)

Reforestation has been identified as one of the most effective tools against climate change. At the COP21 conference in Paris, 10 African countries pledged over 40 million hectares of land for reforestation. But planting a forest is costly. Who is going to pick up the bill?
14 juni 2016
Forestry Planting Kwaraguru Estate

Forestry Planting At Kwaraguru Estate

SFI Tanzania established a forestry area of about 200 ha, planted with eucalyptus and teak in April and May 2016. Most of the trees were planted at Kwaraguru Estate, involving about 70 people for the planting. Next to the general forest stands, a species trial was planted with a mixture of different species and provenances.
13 juni 2016
Tree Planting Schools Ghana

Tree Planting With Schools In Ghana

Form Ghana engages in a tree planting and education program with six Ghanaian schools during May and June 2016 . Form Ghana’s development team assisted Accra schools in planting indigenous tree seedlings to create awareness and greening Ghana.
13 juni 2016
Tree Planting Dutch Embassy Ghana

Tree Planting At The Dutch Embassy In Ghana

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Accra decided to use the reception in celebration of its national day, King's Day, to echo the reforestation message of the New Forests for Africa-conference by 'reforesting' the garden of the Ambassador's residence with 500 seedlings from Form Ghana.
8 juni 2016
African business Reforesting Africa

African Business: Reforesting Africa

The AFR100 plan aims to restore 100m ha of degraded forest in Africa. A project in Ghana (Form) illustrates what can be done and the challenges that lie ahead.
7 juni 2016
Carbon Goals Gold Standard Grow to Zero conference

Carbon goals: Gold Standard and the ‘Grow to Zero Conference’

Form international attended the “Gold Standard 2016: Grow to Zero” conference in Switzerland. This conference brought together players from all sectors of the sustainability value chain to increase their impact toward meeting the goals established in the Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals - from quick wins to long-term vision.
7 juni 2016
Forests for the Future

Succesful Conference: Forests for the Future – New Forests for Africa

Form international is one of the initiators of the movement 'Forests for the Future, New Forests for Africa', which completed its first conference on African soil in the Ghanaian capital Accra on March 16 and 17, 2016.
9 mei 2016
Forestry Book

The Book That Grows Like A Tree

New chapters of Central African Forests Forever
16 januari 2016
timbertrade forest management save the rainforest global warming

Gateway to International Timber Trade

Form international developed a one-stop online tropical producer information platform for the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF). This online information platform has been launched now as the ‘Gateway to international Timber Trade’ www.timbertradeportal.com.
13 januari 2016
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First FSC teak from Form Ghana reforestation company

This year Form Ghana reached a milestone in plantation forestry in Ghana: the first harvest of 3000 m3 quality teak has been realized from its FSC™-certified plantations in Akumadan.