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Green Resources is Africa’s largest aforestation company and a leader in East African wood manufacturing. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sao Hill Industries, a subsidiary of Green Resources AS, conducts harvesting and operates several wood processing plants, in Mafinga, Tanzania.
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...
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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