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The Acacia senegal tree is a unique species that is making its mark on Better Globe Forestry. Much like the mukau (melia volkensii) tree that constitutes the bulk of Better Globe Forestry’s plantations, Acacia senegal exhibits its own characteristics that make it an ideal species to plant in semi-arid lands. Better Globe Forestry is in the process of establishing a basis for raw material and plans to commercialize Acacia senegal five years from now.
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IRENA organizes international workshop: sustainable use of bio-energy continues to be an issue

Earlier this year, Better Globe Forestry had the privilege to participate in an international workshop on “Sustainable Rural Bio-energy Solutions in Africa,” organized by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and hosted by the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF). The workshop focused on topics ranging from sustainable rural biomass supply to tools for bio-energy sustainability.
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Congratulations to Better Globe for making it to The Financial Times list of Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies! Of the six Norwegian companies that made the list, Better Globe was ranked third, and ranked second in Europe within the sector of agricultural commodities.
Financial Times Award
Financial Times Award
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On February 28, an awards ceremony was held for the top four schools that excelled in Phase II of the Green Initiative Challenge (GIC). Since its launch in October 2013, the GIC has included hundreds of schools in its program throughout four phases. Its goal? To raise the awareness and participation of school children in environmental conservation, and ultimately increase Kenya’s forest cover. Through the GIC, we can hope to see a generation of aware, environmentally conscious individuals, who are well prepared take care of our planet.
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It takes a team to make a difference, but it takes an A-Team to build a sustainable enterprise from scratch. In April, members of Better Globe’s A-Team (Jean-Paul Deprins, Rino Solberg, and Jan-Tore Øvrevik) gathered in Florida to discuss current ongoing projects, and the strategic plans and future of our diverse companies in the Better Globe Group. Some aspects that were discussed include donation of trees, funding of micro loans and microfinance, support in education by refurbishing and building schools, and support with water infrastructures. It has been an adventure working for the Better Globe Group, but their work is not done yet. With support and proper funding, the company will extend its vision of planting as many trees as there are people on Earth no matter where they expand.
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In March of this year, Executive Director of Forestry, Jan Vandenabeele, visited Tanzania for a reconnaissance visit. The purpose of the visit was to acquire knowledge of the Tanzanian forestry landscape and its players, as well as look into other factors that will be critical in the forestry process. All in all, the visit was well received, and many strides were made. From networking opportunities to finding potential sites to plant mukau, we will surely be seeing most success in expanding across East Africa.
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In early March, Better Globe Forestry top executives led by the Chairman of the Better Globe Group, Rino Solberg, visited the Dokolo district in Northern Uganda. This visit involved a meeting with executives of Yele Ikom Can Atur Farmers Association (YICAFA) to initiate a partnership that will see millions of Melia azedarach (Persian Lilac) trees planted in Dokolo and other neighboring districts in Uganda. YICAFA is an association of over 7,000 farmers, which is why Better Globe Forestry signed a long-term Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with YICAFA to maintain their goal of planting trees for prosperity.
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In parts of Africa, women’s involvement in forestry systems differs greatly than that of their male counterparts. This is largely because of practices and customs that make it difficult for women to participate in agroforestry. Despite having specialized knowledge of forest resources, there are few policies and practices in place to help encourage women’s involvement in the forestry sector, as well as limited resources, making it increasingly difficult for them to get involved and contribute to the wellbeing and food security of their households.
Women in forestry in Africa
Women in forestry in Africa
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In early December 2017, the Better Globe Forestry management team had the pleasure to introduce Rino, the Chairman of the Better Globe Group, to the farmers program in Dokolo, Northern Uganda, and this was both to the physical reality on the ground (see Rino hugging his favorite tree) and to the local partners and district authorities. Authorities of Dokolo, some representatives of neighboring districts and the press were present in the meeting, and very receptive of Better Globe Forestry’s plans.
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In 1999, the Kenyan government put in effect a ban on logging that went on for 13 years in all its established plantations. Ultimately, the ban resulted in more negative effects than positive. There was no harvesting, no pruning, no thinning or other management practices in the plantations. Consequences for this decision were disastrous. Now, the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) is working to reverse the effects of the ban, which are still felt.
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