About Better Globe
Better Globe AS is Norwegian sales company which sells trees as a commodity, in a “crowd funding” system, and we work in partnership with Better Globe Forestry Ltd. (BGF) in East Africa, an award-winning forestry company, which is planting and maintaining the trees on behalf of our customers.
By funding trees to be planted in Africa, we are working towards our vision to do more to reduce poverty in Africa than any other organization or company has done. We want to make Africa a better and greener place for both people and nature.
Our forestry partner Better Globe Forestry, is the first forestry company in the world to plant the mukau tree (Melia Volkensii) commercially in an environment where no one has ever attempted forestry on a larger scale. Have a look below at our 4 minute introductory clip describing the business.
Together we are making a big difference already. For real.
Today, more than 10 years later, we’re proud to be able to show that it is possible to make a big difference for real. The ideas of BGF were correct and that it’s possible to operate a sustainable and commercially viable forestry business that does good on several levels. Together we will continue to work holistically and sustainably, and we would like to invite people to help and support our work in Africa because:
- By planting trees, we care about both humans and the environment
- Value is created for locals and, above all, a large proportion of women
- The living situation is improved through our partnerships with local farmers through agro-forestry, microloans, education and by providing clean water
- The operations take place in the semi-desert-areas, which is not suitable for agriculture and this is where we make the biggest difference for local communities, thanks to our model of agro-ecology
- Even more jobs are created through local timber processing, which keeps the value in the country
We hope that you will like our operations and want to support us in our ambition to create a better world. It’s something that both we and you profit from, and not only financially.
Some business highlights from Better Globe Forestry
2004 a study is performed with the aim of exploring the possibilities of finding a tree that meets all our requirements for quality, time and yield. It was in this study that we found that the Mukau tree offered the very best conditions.
2006 our pilot project begins with access to 5000 hectares of land at the Kiambere dam by the river Tana. The land belongs to “Tana and Athi Rivers Development Authority (TARDA)” and the area has an unemployment rate of more than 65 percent and the people in the area are considered to be the poorest.
2008 we sign a “Memorandum of Understanding” with the Sosoma Ranching Cooperative Society (SRS) to plant 60 705 hectares of trees on an industrial scale. The document is also approved by the local authorities. The project is still alive, even though it has been delayed due to various legal and technical reasons.
2012 we sign a partnership with the Wity-Nyongoro Ranching Society, where we lease 21,500 hectares of land for planting Mukau and Mango trees.
2015 we start the project to help farmers plant Mukau trees on their own land in accordance with our agro-forestry and agro-ecology model, which combines different crops for best results. We train them, give them seedlings and we commit ourselves to buying the trees when it is time for felling.
2015 we deepen our cooperation with KenGen and their foundation around the “Green Initiative Challenge“, which is a 10-year project aimed at planting over 500 hectares of forest that local schools and organizations can enjoy.
2016 we register as a foundation called Better Globe Foundation to better separate our charity initiatives from ongoing operations, in a more transparent and professional way.
2017 we have planted more than 1 200 000 trees in a few thousand hectares of land in semi-arid areas.
2018 we start planting trees in northern Uganda.
Contact and business details
In order to get in touch with us, we recommend that you email our customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have English speaking customer service representatives who can answer most questions. We are, unfortunately, not able to receive any queries by phone, but we can try to arrange a callback if you send us an email.
Better Globe AS
The sales company, based in Moss, Norway
Norwegian company registration number: 992593148
Phone: (+47) 4644-7606
Address: Postboks 410 | 1502 MOSS
Better Globe Forestry Ltd.
The forestry company, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kenyan company registration number: 209/3040
Address: Tabere Crescent No. 4, Kileleshwa,
P O Box 823 – 00606
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Thank you for your interest in our business.