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2014 : October

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AgriSA calls for urgent action to address South Africa's drought conditions
1 November, 2015
engineering news
The ability of South Africa's farmers to continue to produce at the levels needed to maintain national food security is under threat by further drought and consequential financial woes, which could have significant knock-on effects for the economy. read more
Forestry not for those seeking a quick buck
30 October, 2014
Agri4africa
Africa's untapped agribusiness potential is currently a big topic. However, one area within the sector that doesn't receive as much attention is commercial forestry. read more
Postponement: ICFR Seminar on New Generation Plantations
24 October, 2014
ICFR
The ICFR Occasional Seminar scheduled for Friday 31 October on "New Generation Plantations" by Mondi's Brent Corcoran has been postponed. read more
Invitation: ICFR Midlands Field Day at Wartburg, KZN Midlands
22 October, 2014
ICFR
The last ICFR field day for 2014 to be held at Wartburg in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands. The programme includes a range of highly relevant talks addressing some of the key challenges currently facing timber growers and managers in the region. read more
New online course in science communication for the developing world
17 October, 2014
Stellenbosch University
Africa's first university-accredited (and 100% online) course in science communication, with a focus on science communication challenges in the developing world, is on offer at Stellenbosch University. read more
Russia Is Running Out of Forest
17 October, 2014
The Moscow Times
It seems unfeasible that Russia, which holds a fifth of the planet's forests, could run out of wood. And yet it is happening, at least with commercially usable forests, environmental analysts say. read more
REMINDER: Invitation: ICFR Wattle Field Day at Eston, KZN Midlands
14 October, 2014
ICFR
2nd reminder for next ICFR field day for 2014 which has a wattle focus, and includes a range of highly relevant talks addressing some of the key challenges currently facing wattle growers. read more
2015 Cochran Fellowship Program
4 October, 2014
Forestry South Africa

2015 Cochran Fellowship Program is a fellowship programme which will allow for SA participants to attend training courses in the US related to specific themes - one of these being US lumber grading standards.

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IUFRO Symposium; Silviculture and Management of Dryland Forests
4 October, 2014
Stellenbosch University
This is the second announcement of the above symposium to be hosted by the University of Stellenbosch in collaboration with IUFRO on 16 to 19 March 2015 read more
FP&M SETA Annual General Meeting 2014
4 October, 2014
FP&M SETA
Invitation to the FP&M SETA AGM to be held on Thursday, 30 October 2014 in Johannesburg (venue to be confirmed upon registration). read more
Invitation: ICFR Wattle Field Day at Eston, KZN Midlands
4 October, 2014
ICFR
This is a reminder of the invitation to attend the next ICFR field day for 2014 which has a wattle focus, and includes a range of highly relevant talks addressing some of the key challenges currently facing wattle growers. read more
York Timbers earnings down 53%
2 October, 2014
York Timbers
Forestry and forest products group York Timber Holdings on Tuesday reported earnings of R49.76-million for the year ended June 30, down 53% from the R106.86-million achieved during the prior year, with the decline mainly the result of reduced sawmill profitability and lower margins achieved by the wholesale division. read more

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