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Issue date: 
20th April 2010

Sappi Forests buys 14 500-ha plantation from Mondi

Paper and pulp manufacturer Sappi Forests said on Tuesday that it had extended its plantation holdings in South Africa with the purchase of the Sjonajona plantation in the Mpumalanga province from Mondi.

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28 March 2010

Nestle Waters (Vittel): Carbon offsetting programmes in Peru

Nestle Waters France wants to offset emissions from its factories in the west by buying trees in a rainforest thousands of miles away..

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March 27, 2010

Malaysia: Daiken to get timber from its plantation in 2 years

KUCHING: Japan’s Daiken Corp, which has invested some US$200mil in two medium density fibre (MDF) board plants in Sarawak, will start supplying raw materials from its tree plantation to local timber processing mills in two years.

Issue date: 
5th March 2010

The South African Forestry Sector: an overview

The South African paper, pulp and board industry has consistently increased exports of paper and board and maintained imports at similar levels for the past three years, despite facing a number of challenges, says Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (Pamsa) executive director

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Feb. 23, 2010

Sino-Forest's Chairman & CEO Receives "2009 China Forestry Persons of the Year" Award


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Feb 18 2010

AGORA builds capacities in forestry in Morocco and Tunisia

AGORA project brings together scientists and policy-makers to build new forest research capacities in Tunisia and Morocco based on effective transfer of scientific knowledge from Portugal, Italy, Spain, France and Turkey.

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August 13, 2009

Uganda: Growing Trees for Cash; a Long Term Lucrative Venture

When Mr Ponsiano Besesa sold his four-storey-hotel in Kampala to invest in forestry in February last year, people thought he was going mad. But the old man had calculated and knew very well that trees would reap him more than what a hotel would.

Africa: For Trees, Against Monoculture

Windhoek — Growing demand for products like timber and biofuels is putting pressure on shrinking rainforests.

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November 16, 2009

Mozambique: Government Approves Eucalyptus Plantations

Maputo — The Mozambican government approved on Tuesday a project to plant eucalyptus trees for industrial purposes across large swathes of the northern province of Nampula.

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January 6, 1010

URUGUAY: Forestry Industry Boom Brings Jobs and Challenges

PAYSANDÚ, Uruguay, Jan 6 (IPS) - "After work, when I'm on my own, I'm bored to death. If you want amenities, you have to bring them yourself," says young forestry worker Alejandro de Leiva, who works on a tree plantation in the western Uruguayan province of Paysandú, where he lives and works for 10 to 12 days in a row, with just two days off.


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by Dr. Radut