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In December 2015, Sao Hill Industries (SHI), Tanzania, started up a new wood chip, drying and briquetting plant. During January, commercial production commenced and after two weeks, the briquetting press is producing at the rate of 1 ton per hour, or 50% of full capacity. read more...

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At the end of 2015, Busoga Forestry Company (BFC), Green Resources’ Ugandan subsidiary, started up a new sawmill in Bukaleba with 8,500m3/year/shift capacity. This will represent an important source of new revenue for the company. read more...

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Green Resources has successfully completed its 2014/15 planting season. The total area planted was 5,314 ha, which was 12% higher than the budgeted planting of 4,750 ha, and 72% higher than GR’s own planting in 2013/14. read more...

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On 23rd of November, Green Resources celebrated 20 years of operations. The company has become the largest forest company in Africa, outside of South Africa and Swaziland, with 44,000 ha net standing forest (over 80,000 ha gross area), all greenfield establishments. It is an African leader in FSC™ certified plantation forests. read more...

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Jonas Alsgren from TV4 called the GR office on 26 October 2015 to talk about Kachung and on 27 October 2015 he provided the following questions to Mads Asprem via email. On 31 October 2015, Alsgren conducted a telephone interview with Asprem. We understand that a team of journalists from TV4 visited Kachung for 5-7 days at the end of September 2015, posing as tourists. read more...

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The European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) have produced a new report ‘Investing For a Greener Future’. EDFI is an association of 15 bilateral institutions, and they believe that by working together, investing in private companies addressing working on sustainable resource provisions, they can help contribute towards climate change mitigation. read more...

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Green Resources has produced its second semi-annual Environmental and Social (E&S) Impact Report. These reports follow the G4 reporting guidelines. In 2014, GR’s Board made the decision to streamline the extensive E&S and impact reporting to follow the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI)’ G4 standard, combined with IRIS. read more...

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At the World Forestry Congress in Durban on 9th September 2015, Mads Asprem, CEO of Green Resources gave a keynote speech entitled ‘Financial innovations required to increase global afforestation’ at the special session on ‘Innovation and Investment Forum’. read more...

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Maria Spink (MSc), Lyra in Africa, produced a thesis entitles "Seeing like an INGO - Observations from a company perspective on “land-grabbing” forestry projects in East Africa". The thesis was submitted for contribution to her Masters in African Politics, from School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London). read more...

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Green Resources officially handed over Kitete Primary School to the village community on 14th July 2015 in the presence of representatives of the Kilombero District Council, headed by the Acting Kilombero District Executive Director, Ms. Loyce Mnyenyelwa. The Village Council, on behalf of the community will oversee proper use of the facilities as well as operation and maintenance. Kitete Primary S... read more...

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