• European Forest and Timber Trade Regulations – Recent Developments

    16th May 2023

    Following the announcement of the European Green Deal (EUGD) in December 2019, the European Commission (EC), the European Parliament (EP) and the Council of the European Union (CEU) started work on new implementation guidelines and regulations to tackle EU-driven deforestation and improve the share of renewable energy sources in its energy grid.

  • Dubai Wood Show 2023

    14th April 2023

    Cori Ham, from Margules Groome Consulting, attended the 19th Dubai Wood Show which took place from 7 – 9 March 2023 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Nearly 250 exhibitors from 44 countries promoted products ranging from full-scale wood processing factories to high-quality tropical hardwood lumber.

  • Investment in African Forests – The Importance of Value Chain Information

    9th September 2021

    There is currently renewed interest amongst investors in forestry projects in Africa.  Several existing forestry enterprises such as KOMAZA in Kenya have succeeded in raising new capital investments in 2020, while development finance institutions and other investment funds are looking for new investment opportunities.  Carbon projects and timber processing seem particularly attractive.  

  • Growing the Plantation Estate

    19th March 2021

    The virtual Outlook 2021 conference took a place on 2-5 March and explored Growing Australian agriculture in an uncertain world with insights on the opportunities and challenges ahead.
    Rob de Fégely was the speaker at Growing the Plantation Estate session.

  • Indigenous Forest Management in Australia

    2nd February 2021

    Before I commence this article it is important for me to recognise the Djiringanj people of the Yuin nation the traditional owners of the land upon which we farm and I sit to write this article and pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging.