Form international and Form Ghana are working on a new approach to ensure further sustainable growth, expansion and consolidation of the Public Private Partnership in Ghana and to restore forest functions in degraded forest areas and safeguard the sector’s economic importance for the future by planting 20,000 hectares/year of new forest over the next 25 years.
Seeds of the allanblackia tree produce high quality oil for application in food and non-food products. Since 2010, Form International established and manages a pilot agroforest farm of allanblackia in Ghana. This is done for Unilever to test and demonstrate the cultivation of Allanblackia at larger scale. Unilever has now launched in Sweden the first organic certified margarine containing allanblackia oil, which is a major milestone for this sustainable oil.
Form Ghana reforestation project secures major African Development Bank funding. For the AfDB the USD24 million loan to the Form Ghana project represents the first Private Sector direct investment in restoration of degraded forests, and the first Forest Investment Program (FIP) private sector project in Africa. Reforestation company Form Ghana is initiator of the project, supported by the Dutch company Form International.
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