A contract is signed for initial placing of 200 beehives in Nyongoro Plantation, with the assistance of African Beekeepers Ltd. Better Globe Forestry considers this corporate social responsibility, and has no financial incentive in this initiative.
Better Globe Forestry has launched an in-house designed digital Monitoring and Evaluation system to continuously improve forestry operations. This innovation replaces the work with paper, but the goal is the same: controlled corrective actions.
As a result of Better Globe Forestry's outgrowers program, farmers in Kamuwongo have learned the benefit of planting mukau on their farms. The community impact of such farming is massive, as everyone succeeds when even one person makes a change.
Paying it forward is the key to success, says Better Globe Forestry CEO Rino Solberg in the new book, "Pay It Forward." By paying it forward, we can help each other and soon build a better world for us all.
The partnership and collaboration between K-Rep Fedha Services Limited and Better Globe Forestry has made it easier for communities to have affordable financial options, which helps everyone's daily lives.
Better Globe Forestry's vision includes the hardworking farmers who grow and maintain mukau on their farms. Trainings for these farmers are administered through farmer groups, and guided by the Better Globe Forestry outgrowers training manual.
Use of geospatial technology has played a key role in supporting various agencies globally to become more efficient, improve workflow, and most importantly generate productivity, a value that Better Globe Forestry embraces.
Better Globe Forestry's Human Resources department has shared some news regarding their safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as a new electronic system to manage tasks and timekeeping.
With social distancing still in effect during the ongoing coronavirus, Better Globe Forestry has been in good spirits, with increased seedling distribution in Dokolo, and virtual meetings among leadership staff.
Better Globe Forestry's plantation escaped a locust invasion with minimal damage, and no customer trees were harmed. The remainder of East Africa, however, has been significantly impacted by the number of pests.
Lawrence Muema Mulandi, who has worked at Better Globe Forestry since 2011, now serves as the company's Finance and Operations director. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and is pursuing a PhD in the same field.
With constantly developing technologies and research methods, it is important to conduct research of high-quality mahogany trees. This conference allowed partners to discuss this research and the potential that mukau trees have in the drylands.
As we expand our operations in look for partners, Tanzania Forestry Research Institute (TAFORI) in Tanzania is an institution that improves forestry conditions and educates others on environmental and forestry research.
Better Globe Forestry had the honor to show the cabinet secretary that commercial dryland afforestation in Kenya is possible, existing, and subject to wider application, using the Kiambere plantation as proof.
Our first story is courtesy of Better Globe customer Torgny Johnsson, who recently made a solo trip to Nyongoro plantation. Our second story covers an interview between Better Globe Forestry's chairman, Rino Solberg, and European Business Magazine.
After deciding to expand our Miti magazine to Tanzania, we partnered up with some of the bigger players in the forestry sector there to join our editorial staff. Our next Miti magazine issue will be dedicated to cover Tanzania's forestry industry.
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.
With the inclusion of a unique African tree species known as Acacia senegal, Better Globe Forestry hopes to continue its trailblazing efforts in the forestry sector, while also improving the lives of people in Africa.
The companies of the Better Globe Group are constantly growing and developing new ways to help the world. The A-Team is comprised of members who have dedicated their lives to serving Better Globe's mission, and work for a brighter future for Africa.
Often, it is difficult for women to become involved in agroforestry systems because of cultural barriers. Better Globe Forestry understands these obstacles and works to cross cultural divides and allow women to participate in work.
In early December 2017, the Better Globe Forestry management team had the pleasure to introduce Rino, the Chairman of the Better Globe Group, to the farmers program in Dokolo. All in all it was quite a promising start!
In 1999, the Kenyan government put in effect a ban on loafing that went on for 13 years in all its established plantations. Ultimately, the ban did more harm than good, and plantations are still recovering from the effects of the ban.
In the summer of 2017, Better Globe customers had the chance to experience what Kenya had to offer. They witnessed Better Globe Forestry's operations in Kenya, as well as Child Africa's work in Uganda.
The work Better Globe Forestry does in Kenya and Uganda is unmatched by others. If you're looking for a company to work with, look no further. With a unique business model and the desire to change the world, you can count on Better Globe Forestry.
A workshop was held in Nairobi in August 2017 to discuss the progress in propagation and utilization of Melia volkensii. The project is a joint undertaking by the University of Nairobi, KEFRI, University of Ghent, and Better Globe Forestry.
We visited Northern Uganda in 2017 to assess the start-up of an outgrowers program with smallholders. Here we discovered another Melia species, which also produces high quality mahogany wood and have other similarities to mukau.
His efforts as a CEO to bring change to rural communities in Africa have caught the eye of many, and in this interview Rino Solberg explains how effective his company has been at making a difference. Watch the video to find out more!
Changing the world can be hard, but there are ways to help combat negative environmental behaviors. Better Globe Forestry stands out with their practices and is working to change the world, one tree at a time.
Solberg was able to find a cohesive, three-part crowdfunded aid formula to acknowledge the issues of poor education, poverty, and forestry. With tree planting, microfinance and education, Africa can work their way out of poverty.
Better Globe is growing fast and just earned an impressive rank among the fastest growing companies in Europe. With increased growth, we can shape the environment and contribute to economic growth in Kenya.
One of the methods to eradicate poverty in Africa is to generate income in impoversished communities. Cash handouts and microfinance loans are two different types of finances that can be used, where each has their own effect.
Child Africa celebrated 25 years of enriching the lives of African children by having the Prime Minister in Uganda to officially open their new premises. The orchestra kept the music going through Kabale town and a big cake was made for the occasion.
During this rainy season in November and December, we distribute lots of tree seedlings to our contract farmers, since this is the best time to plant them. We have modified several of the pickup trucks so they can transport the tree seedlings safely.
It has been pretty hectic during rainy season where a lot of tree seedlings are distributed and planted. As a nice surprise, Better Globe received a Gazelle price for increasing the turnover by over 600 percent the past four years.
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