Top ranked risks faced by small scale tree farmers

It’s that time of year when we set new challenges for the year ahead. Except this year is different. We

Prime plantation farm on auction


FSC certification breakthrough for small-scale growers

While most of South Africa was still living and working under Level 3 lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping

None but ourselves – Manguzi forestry on the rise

A story about the Manguzi timber growers by forester-at-large, JUSTIN NYAKUDANGA I recently visited Manguzi town on a forestry cruising

Use lockdown time to strengthen CPAs

The outbreak of the coronavirus and the implementation of the nationwide lockdown may have deferred the land reform programme as

Richmond timber gone missing

‘We want our land back, jobs and economic opportunities’ … a case of timber gone missing at Richmond Municipality. By

Amandla Emvelo CPA steps up a gear

Amandla Emvelo CPA, a community owned and managed tree farming enterprise based in Hermannsburg, KZN, has recently upgraded its forestry

Slow but steady as forestry takes root in E Cape

The potential for forestry to bring sustainable jobs and economic development to remote rural areas of the Eastern Cape (former

Land claim settlement favours landowners

Agri SA is elated about the outcome of the Melmoth land claim case in favour of the landowners. The outcome

Investment in training an investment in people and the future

Sappi is making a massive investment in skills training as it moves ahead with its aim of creating ‘shared value’

Training initiative supports economic development in rural KZN

The establishment of a training academy at a remote rural village in southern KwaZulu-Natal is set to unlock the human

The role of mentorship

Mentorship is a familiar concept in the context of rural development in South Africa. It refers to the process of

Sappi re-tools its small-scale timber grower programme

Sappi was one of the early pioneers of forestry outgrower programmes through Project Grow, which started way back in 1983.

Ozwathini - in search of sustainable landscapes

This film tells the story of Ozwathini, a remote rural community situated in the midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where

Land reform and land ownership

South Africa’s agribusiness sector has long believed that land ownership should reflect far greater equitability and give effect to the

Seeing off the threats to our forestry businesses

SA Forestry magazine editor, Chris Chapman reports on the recent FSA Annual General Meeting... The debate around expropriation of land

Sappi Khulisa: developing enterprises by sharing value

The world’s challenge today is to balance ecologically sustainable development with economic growth and this is becoming more difficult as

Re-establishing small-scale grower plantations in Sokhulu

An exciting project to assist small-scale growers in Sokhulu area of Zululand to rejuvenate their forestry businesses by re-establishing their

Forestry industrialisation initiative kicks off ...

South African Forestry Company Ltd (Safcol), in collaboration with key government stakeholders, has launched an exciting initiative aimed at raising

Grazing as a tool to maintain diversity in mesic grasslands

By Lize Joubert-van der Merwe Ecological networks (ENs) among forestry compartments can conserve biodiversity and ecosystem services as well as

Wetlands restoration

(Tsitsikamma River Case Study) by Theo Stehle Recently I accompanied Cassie Carstens, Planning Manager of MTO Forestry (Cape), to a

PEFC endorsed certification initiative good news for small growers

Forestry industry stakeholders have launched an initiative to develop an independent South African certification standard and system that could be

Small-scale growers field day at Ozwathini

It’s not so much about how you establish your woodlot – it’s more about how you maintain the growing trees

NCT’s small-scale growers visit Richards Bay Woodchips mill

NCT’s Richards Bay Woodchips hosted a field day for small-scale growers from the Zululand region, as the mill gears up

With the onset of what promises to be a cold winter, this photo provides a timely reminder of what happens to wattle trees when it snows. No! It’s not a good idea to plant wattle if snow is a possibility. The only thing you could use these broken trees for is firewood. The photo was taken near Weza a few years ago. Find out more about trees and snow... Link in bio. #trees #wood #forestry #timber #logging #forestryafrica #wattle #snow ...

Mulching of harvest residues is rapidly gaining ground in South African forestry, and is proving to be a game changer. Link in bio. Image courtesy of Savithi Mulching.

#SavithiMulching #forestry #timber #wood #tigercat

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