European Business Magazine caught up with Better Globe Forestry founder and chairman Rino Solberg to discuss the tree-planting business. Rino also discussed how his company plans to fight corruption and eradicate poverty in Africa.
Mirror Review depicts achievements of companies and entrepreneurs and sheds light on innovations they are carrying to disrupt the current market scenario. Doing so, they picked Better Globe Forestry among the 20 Most Admired Companies of 2018.
Jan Vandenabeele, Editor-in-Chief of Miti magazine, had few trips to Tanzania with the mission to expand the coverage of Miti by including Tanzania in its articles. A lot of interesting meetings were made.
Rino Solberg, the chairman of Better Globe Forestry, was deemed as one of the most innovative advocates in corporate responsibility. Three new companies may change the way people buy houses, cars, and how they shop online.
In less than 9 months, Better Globe Forestry has managed to grow 1 million tree seedlings at our new nursery in Dokolo district, Uganda. Most of the seedlings have been distributed to almost 6,000 partner farmers.
Better Globe Forestry continues its mission to plant as many trees as there are people on this planet, and this time they are partnering up with leaders in Uganda to launch a tree planting project to benefit thousands of farmers.
Acacia senegal, or gum arabic tree, is an indigenous African tree species that withstands extreme conditions and is easily adaptable. Better Globe Forestry is currently growing this species on trial plantations in parts of Kenya.
The School's Green Initiative Challenge (as a partnership with Better Globe, KenGen, and Bamburi Cement Limited) has developed greatly since its inception. Recently an awards ceremony was held to congratulate top performing schools in this challenge.
In March of this year, Better Globe Forestry visited Tanzania to acquire knowledge of the Tanzanian forestry landscape and its players, as well as other factors critical to the planting of mukau and Persian Lilac.
Better Globe Forestry met with executives of Yele Ikon Can Farmers Association (YICAFA) to initiate a partnership that will see millions of Persian Lilac trees planted in Dokolo and other neighboring districts in Uganda.
In December 2017, the Better Globe Group Chairman Rino Solberg visited the farmers program in Northern Uganda. Many successes were had during his trip and some representatives from neighboring districts were receptive of Better Globe Forestry's plans
In 1999, the Kenyan government put in effect a ban on logging that went on for 13 years in all its established plantations. We wanted to know why the government took such a decision and the implications that the ban had on the forestry sector.
In July 2017, Better Globe customers visited Better Globe Forestry's operations in Kenya. Around 40 visitors from around the world arrived in Nairobi and were shown all the work Better Globe Forestry has done in Kenya.
Have you ever wondered what makes a business unique? Is it the business model, the mission and vision, or the goals? For Better Globe Forestry, it's all of these factors. Learn more about how Better Globe Forestry is a unique business.
With changing conditions around the world, it is important now more than ever to create healthy environmental practices, such as protecting soil health. Better Globe Forestry works with outgrowers to help the environment and social conditions.
As an organization dedicated to helping children, Child Africa focuses on fighting corruption and alleviating the effects of poverty on African children of all ages. Child Africa's tireless efforts to help children have not gone unnoticed.
As work develops, new mechanization is necessary for efficient operations. Better Globe Forestry received new tractors to help with labor in certain areas, such as land clearing and transport of seedlings.
Better Globe Forestry recently visited authorities and farmers in Eastern Mwingi to follow up and explain their work in the area. This is part of upholding good public relations with stakeholders at all levels.
Our CEO, Rino Solberg, presented some solutions at TEDx on how we can eradicate poverty in Africa and how we have already helped thousands of people with the help of education, microfinance and tree planting.
Governmental rehabilitation of ecosystems needs to be done with care. Displacement of indigenous people may solve a temporary problem to protect the nature, but these people still need proper education in how they can live and survive.
Rino Solberg, CEO of Better Globe Forestry, had his biggest failure in his Success magazine. From going down, he climbed up and came up with one of this times best ideas and solutions for eradicating poverty and corruption in Africa.
The process of planting mukau (Melia Volkensii) trees is quite interesting. There are a lot of steps and each step is crucial for a tree to grow and survive. Here is all you need to know about how your trees are brought to life.
We are now only about 115,000 trees away from reaching our first milestone of one million trees planted. We have sped up the planting process and will continue to do so next year when our in-vitro facitilities are ready.
The rainy season is always the best time of the year to plant our tree seedlings. We have customized our trucks to carry as many tree seedlings as possible, which we distribute around to our contract farmers. Few obstacles can occur.
On October 25, our bulldozer operators took a course on how to maintain our bulldozer. The instructor demonstrated different techniques on how to maintain the engine and different parts, and the interval between services.
Our agroforestry agent Allan Awita visited contract farmer Peter Kivule as a follow-up to see that the mukau trees were growing properly on his farm. Allan also gathered other upcoming contract farmers to train them how to plant mukau seedlings.
In this interview, former Director General of the World Agroforestry Center talks to us about the role of trees in farming systems, and how to improve the lives and livelihoods of individuals in the drylands of Africa.
The process of harvesting Mukau fruits to get seeds to plant new Mukau trees is cumbersome. Almost all of Better Globe Forestry's workers at Kiambere site are female and do a remarkable job to extract the Mukau seeds.
We attended the annual general meeting for our funded financial service association (FSA), which is a microfinance bank. Better Globe Forestry was praised extensively for its efforts in helping the community to better their lives.
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