Who we are
We protect existing forests by creating income opportunities for local farmers living on degraded land areas, and establishing sustainable value chains for their products. Built on almost two decades of experience and relationships with people, companies, and institutions from Indonesia, a project around reforestation and the timber value chain called “One million trees” was launched by Fairventures Worldwide gGmbH in 2014.
So far, the program distributed commercial timber seedlings and training to more than 1,000 local farmers to get one million trees planted. The experience gained during “One million trees” as well as the close ties built with our partners and local authorities are the foundation on which we developed the business model for Fairventures Social Forestry.
Indonesia is one of the world’s deforestation hotspots. Driven by logging, population pressure and palm oil plantations, more than half of the forests of Indonesia have been lost. The consequences for biodiversity and climate, but also for the livelihoods of local communities are drastic.
Over the last eight years, the Indonesian government has greatly improved legislation and is actively working to resolve this crisis. However, the success of these programs depends on experts and practitioners who implement suitable projects on the ground.
With millions of hectares of degraded land in Indonesia and 2 billion hectares worldwide, we play a crucial role by implementing a scalable business model for sustainable reforestation with social and environmental impact.
The Value Chain
We have developed a scalable approach to contribute to reforestation of degraded land in Indonesia. It is implemented in cooperation with the local population to provide safe and legal sources of income. Engaging the local population is vital to the long-term success and longevity of any restoration approach, and therefore is a cornerstone of Fairventures system.
Our agroforestry approach includes fast-growing timber, selected cash crops and non-timber forest products as well as carbon. Allowing us to establish sustainable processes and connecting local communities with markets that create stable income opportunities.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Second, we have plenty of opportunities to work as an intern, employee and/or become one of the investors into FSF.
We have all the key competences for agroforestry and carbon project development in-house.
So all work streams are managed by our direct colleagues, while local communities are very actively involved in all our field activities.
At this moment, our project implementation focus is on Indonesia only.
We do see strong potential for rolling out our business model to other countries in south-east Asia and Africa.
Please feel free to reach out to us and shortly describe your potential value add to FSF.
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Yes. As a working principle, we normally hire locally.