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Green Resources is East Africa's largest forest development and wood processing company. The company has 40,000 ha of standing forest in Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda, established through its own planting activities. It operates East Africa’s largest sawmill in Tanzania and electricity pole and charcoal plants in Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda. It is one of the first companies globally to receive carbon revenue from its plantation forests. Green Resources was established in 1995 and is a private Norwegian company with 105 shareholders.

 
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PLANTATIONS

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Green Resources currently has approximately 42,000 ha standing forest across its plantations in Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique. The plantations made up mostly of pine stands, then eucalyptus, and a small volume of native hardwood.

Tanzania Plantations

GRL manages four main plantations in the Southern Highlands with 17,000 ha of standing forest. The land set-aside for planting is low-value grassland, acquired mostly from local villages.

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Uganda Plantations

Green Resources Ugandan Company, BFC, manages two plantations: Bukaleba and Kachung. Both plantations have been developed within government-owned Central Forest Reserves, which are set aside for forest plantations.

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Niassa Plantations

Located in the north-west of Mozambique, it is a centre for forestry plantations in the country. NGR expanded following a merger between Chikweti and NGR, and has since also acquired GSSF.

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Nampula Plantations

Located in northern Mozambique, Nampula province, LGR has the greatest expansion potential. At present the planted areas is the lowest for all operations, but GR looks to focus on this in the coming years.

 

LATEST NEWS

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Extraordinary General Meeting September 2018

“The Board has decided to call an Extraordinary General Meeting on 05 September 2018 at 14.00 at the offices of Advokatfirma Schjødt in Oslo. The only item on the agenda is a proposal to elect new members to the Board of Directors. The request for Board election has been received from The Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (“Norfund”), which hold more than 50% of the outstanding shares in Green Resources AS."

 

GREEN: AT WHAT PRICE?" RESPONSE FROM GREEN RESOURCES

On the 21st of September 2016, Thomson Reuters Foundation produced a video and article titled “Green: at what price” and “Ugandan villagers locked out of forest waiting for the 'promised land'” respectively, after they visited Uganda in June 2016. Despite promising to...

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

March 8th 2016 was ‘International Women’s Day’ (IWD), ‘a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity’.

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