Here are few of our partners that our mother company, Better Globe Forestry Ltd, work with in East Africa and Europe.
Better Globe Forestry
Better Globe Forestry Ltd (BGF) was incorporated in Kenya in 2004 and is Trees4Cars's mother company. BGF focuses on the need to fight poverty by promoting massive tree-planting and sustainable agricultural programs through microfinance, educational programs and water supply for rural communities. BGF is responsible for the planning, physical plantation, hiring, planting the trees, and conducting Environmental Impact Assessment and Feasibility studies. The company also publishes Miti, a Tree Business Magazine for Africa.
Kenya Forestry Research Institute
The Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is a state corporation established in 1986. KEFRI undertakes research in forests and allied natural resources. The institute conducts research and development activities under five thematic areas namely: Forest productivity and Improvement; Biodiversity and Environment Management; Forest Products Development; Social-economics, Policy and Governance and Technical Support Services.
The World Agroforestry Centre
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a CGIAR Consortium Research Centre. ICRAF’s headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, with five regional offices located in Cameroon, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Peru.
The Centre’s vision is a rural transformation in the developing world as smallholder households strategically increase their use of trees in agricultural landscapes to improve their food security, nutrition, income, health, shelter, social cohesion, energy resources and environmental sustainability.
Sawlog Production Grant Scheme
Sawlog Production Grant Scheme (SPGS) does what you might expect: it funds the establishment of timber plantations. It also, however, provides professional technical advice, training and research grants to support private growers throughout Uganda. SPGS is tackling head-on the massive looming timber crisis in Uganda and at the same time is addressing key development goals – notably, rural poverty, mitigating climate change and ultimately (by taking the pressure off natural forests to supply timber) biodiversity conservation.
Ghent University, abbreviated to UGent, is one of the major universities in the Dutch-speaking region of Europe. It distinguishes itself as a socially committed and pluralistic university in a broad international perspective. Their 11 faculties are composed of more than 120 faculty departments. These departments offer high-quality courses in every one of their scientific disciplines, each inspired by innovative research.
University of Nairobi
The University of Nairobi is the pioneer institution of University education in Kenya and the region. The University of Nairobi responded to the national, regional and Africa's high-level manpower training needs by developing and evolving strong, diversified academic programs and specializations in basic sciences, applied sciences, technology, humanities, social sciences and the arts.
Better Globe Media is our official media channel for all of our projects, with the main focus on Better Globe Forestry's work in Eastern Africa. All news related to our projects are published there, like articles from newspapers, blog articles, awards, image galleries, videos, etc. Below you find some of our news.
Business Worldwide Magazine’s Man of the Year 2018
Our success in making tremendous differences in parts of Africa has caught attention all over to London Stock Exchange, where our entrepreneur and humanitarian Rino Solberg was interviewed by Business Worldwide Magazine and received their "Man of the Year 2018" award.
The Better Globe Way
Better Globe Forestry puts the planet and its people first. It is a driving force in impoverished communities in Kenya and has set the standard for social entrepreneurship. Better Globe Forestry helps create jobs, develop communities, provide education, and more. The company is a unique one that stands out among the rest. Whether by educating resident farmers or providing resources for schools, Better Globe Forestry’s is making a big change in parts of Africa. And those changes are here to stay.
Second Microfinance Bank Opened
Better Globe Forestry opened their second microfinance bank in Kamuwongo at the end of 2017. Over 600 local residents attended the launch and were there to experience history being made. All residents are those living in an impoverished area and facing challenges such as joblessness, illiteracy, poor health-care facilities, lack of water, and climate change. The village bank is important because it acts as a learning institution for impoverished farmers so they can overcome their financial restraints. It also offers many type of loans, including those for solar panels, school fees, iron sheets, and investment in water infrastructure.
Trees4Cars offers the most unique and ambitious car savings program on the market. The car seller pays us 4% of the sales price, which we use to plant trees. In year 15, the trees have grown from a 4% value to a staggering 40% value, where we pay both seller and buyer 20% each of the original car sale.
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