Green Resources

Green Resources is East Africa's largest forest development and wood processing company. The company has 38,000 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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Green Resources currently has approximately 38,000 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 16,532 ha of standing forest. The land set-aside for planting is low-value grassland, acquired mostly from local villages.


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.


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.



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We are pleased to announce that Hans Lemm has been appointed Chief Executive Office (CEO) of Green Resources. Hans will start in his new position on 1 April 2019.


Green Resources have initiated and conducted several skills projects in Uganda and Tanzania.

Green Resources supports restoration efforts in Mozambique following Cyclone Idai

Green Resources in partnership with Dolphin Bay and Beirra Corridor have donated transmission poles to EDM (Electricidade de Mocambique) in support of the reconstruction of the electrical infrastructure in Beirra. 


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