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Agribusinesses becomes more attractive investment asset class
3 February, 2016
Agriculture was becoming a preferred investment destination, said financial services group Standard Bank secondary agriculture senior manager read more
Field trip to Sabie area
28 January, 2016
A group of us from the TPCP/CTHB will be visiting the Sabie area during the week of 9 February.  If you have any problems you wish us to look at, or samples to pick up, please contact me as soon as possible so that we can make arrangements to visit you. read more
Five trends that will define the world’s forests in 2016
26 January, 2016
Conversation Africa
The past year has been a momentous time for the world's forests, with both good and bad news. Fasten your seat belts, because 2016 promises to be another roller-coaster ride... read more
Paris forges momentum towards enduring climate action
25 January, 2016
Friday Offcuts
Last weekend, at the UN climate talks in Paris a global deal where all countries have agreed to take action on climate change was adopted... read more
First Announcement - ICFR's Annual Research Meeting 2016
19 January, 2016
Attached please find preliminary information with dates and venue for the Institute for Commercial Forestry Research Annual Research Meeting for 2016.   This event is an important one for the ICFR and the forest sector, in that it provides a valuable opportunity to share the latest information... read more
Foresters turned into conservationists
18 January, 2016
PG Bison
An innovative approach to conservation of wildlife in forests owned by PG Bison is aiding the survival of the blue crane - South Africa's endangered national bird - by turning foresters into informal conservation agents. According to Mr Gerhard Victor, CEO of leading diversified timber company PG Bison, the decision... read more
Unilever calls for support in reforestation
17 January, 2016
South Africa is experiencing droughts, heatwaves and unseasonably cold weather, and so, recognising the crucial role played by trees in absorbing greenhouse gases that fuel global warming, Unilever South Africa has, in partnership with Wildlands, planted 195,770 trees across South Africa... read more