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New Forests Company (Uganda)Kampala
About the Company
Conceived in 2004, and operational from 2005 in Uganda, The New Forests Company has rapidly established itself as Uganda’s biggest tree planter with 54,000 acres of forestry land and is emerging as the country’s pre-eminent sustainable forestry company. The company is now operational on three plantations across the country in Mubenbe, Kiboga and the Bugiri districts and will have, by the end of 2008, planted 15,000 acres of pine and eucalyptus. The company is currently exploring new ways to generate early revenues in 2008-2009.
The New Forests Company is:
In the current year, 2008, the company planted almost 4,5 million trees, bringing our total tree stock by year end to approximately 8.5-9 million (or 15,000 acres). The trees, pine and eucalyptus, will supply sawn timber and building and transmission poles. The company is not only planting commercial species on suitable soils, but will also regenerate badly destroyed existing indigenous trees species like Albizia, Melicia Excelsior and Markhamia as part of the bio-diversity conservation goals. This is in order to rehabilitate the heavily damaged water catchment area.
Products & services
The New Forests Company will maintain the highest level of conservation and environmental protection of the eco-system, safeguarding and enriching areas of natural and indigenous forest to protect unique flora and fauna and promote bio-diversity. This concept of sustainable forest management will ensure a corporate contribution to the country, its people and our future and maximise the company’s carbon sequestration goals which help combat global warming.
Our environmental management objectives are to:
The New Forests Company recognizes the impact of plantation forestry on the environment and commits itself to mitigating these impacts through improved management practices. Furthermore, the need to develop and conserve natural resources according to principles of sustainable management is supported by The New Forests Company. We will meet the needs of the present generation in Uganda without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
|Contact Person: Country Representative|
|Postal Address: Kampala - GPO - Kampala|
|Telephone: +256 (0)41 268 247|