Despite the immense potential of Africa’s vast, resource-rich forests, commercial investments in forestry have nearly ground to a halt across the continent over the course of the past decade. Since 2000, for instance, the commercial private sector has established only about 125,000 hectares of new plantations, whereas smallholders have planted a mere 250,000 hectares. To make....
For a landscape programme in Ghana, Form International seeks an experienced Programme Director to lead the implentation of the programme in close collaboration with Form International and Form Ghana senior management.
Form Ghana reforestation project secures major African Development Bank funding. For the AfDB the USD24 million loan to the Form Ghana project represents the first Private Sector direct investment in restoration of degraded forests, and the first Forest Investment Program (FIP) private sector project in Africa. Reforestation company Form Ghana is initiator of the project, supported by the Dutch company Form International.
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.