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NCT’S Project Regeneration
14 December, 2012
NCT Forestry's innovative Project Regeneration continues to gain momentum on land administration.  Designed to assist small growers in community areas, it is now formally established in the Zululand and Ozwathini (midlands) areas. read more
WoodEX for Africa 2013 launched to the industry
11 December, 2012
WoodEX for Africa 2013, Africa's leading timber trade exhibition being held at Gallagher Convention Centre from 21 to 23 March 2013, was recently launched to the timber industry at a function held at Gallagher Convention Centre. Speaking at the event, WoodEX Exhibition Manager Lynn Chamier said the international interest in WoodEX has grown tremendously since the inaugural exhibition earlier this year, and agents in Europe and China are actively marketing the show. read more
Weaker pulp markets are forcing pulp manufacturers worldwide to reduce costs, resulting in the lowest softwood wood fiber prices seen since 2010
11 December, 2012
The declining prices for softwood pulp during much of 2012 have forced many pulp mills to try to cut wood fiber costs to remain profitable. As a consequence, the wood fiber price index (SFPI) has continuously declined the past year and, during the 3Q/12 was at its lowest level since 2010, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly read more
New Book: Beyond the Red Meranti
11 December, 2012
Beyond the Red Meranti
Historical information gathered over 30 years at the Pasoh Forest Reserve is used to help understad climate change, a current and pertinent global issue that is affecting us. This book focuses on how Malaysia's lowland tropical forest ecosystems are responding to the changing climate. read more
Southern African Tree Seed (SATS) Working Group Launched
10 December, 2012
Southern African Tree Seed (SATS) Working Group
South Africa contains over 1.2 million hectares of plantation forestry, large areas of which are felled and replanted every year to ensure a continued supply of forest products. Newly felled land may be re-established using rooted cuttings or allowed to coppice, but the majority of trees grown every year are planted as seedlings. read more
FSA Looking for a Business Development Director
4 December, 2012
Forestry South Africa is looking for a Business Development Director. This senior position, reporting to the Executive Director, will see you managing the Business Unit's activities and resources to ensure sector growth and development. read more
FITPA/SAFCA - Report on the 3rd Annual Training Indaba
3 December, 2012
The third annual "Training Indaba", co-hosted by the South African Forestry Contractor's Association (SAFCA) and the Forest Industries Training Providers' Association (FITPA), was attended by approximately 60 delegates on 06 November, 2012, held in the auditorium of the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency, on the outskirts of Nelspruit. read more