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Ponsse net sales up 26.4 per cent in 1H 2014

Global Forest Information Service - Mon, 2014-09-01 09:16
Finnish forest industry group Ponsse’s consolidated net sales for the 1H 2014 amounted to Euro 183.6 million, which is 26.4% more than in the comparison period. International business operations accounted for 73.5% of net sales, according to Lesprom Network.
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Ponsse net sales up 26.4 per cent in 1H 2014

Metla Finland - Mon, 2014-09-01 09:16
Finnish forest industry group Ponsse’s consolidated net sales for the 1H 2014 amounted to Euro 183.6 million, which is 26.4% more than in the comparison period. International business operations accounted for 73.5% of net sales, according to Lesprom Network.
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Web of mistrust snags forest-protection programs in Cambodia

Global Forest Information Service - Mon, 2014-09-01 08:11

BOGOR, Indonesia — Fry a tarantula, save the rainforest? Forest-based goods such as bamboo, rattan, and yes, edible spiders — a delicacy in Cambodia — can provide an incentive to protect tropical forests in the Southeast Asian country. But formalized programs to promote sustainable trade in such products while boosting local people’s incomes have left... Read more

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Web of mistrust snags forest-protection programs in Cambodia

Metla Finland - Mon, 2014-09-01 08:11

BOGOR, Indonesia — Fry a tarantula, save the rainforest? Forest-based goods such as bamboo, rattan, and yes, edible spiders — a delicacy in Cambodia — can provide an incentive to protect tropical forests in the Southeast Asian country. But formalized programs to promote sustainable trade in such products while boosting local people’s incomes have left... Read more

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If you don’t pay attention to gender you will fail

Global Forest Information Service - Mon, 2014-09-01 07:07

To feed the estimated 9 billion people who are expected to inhabit our planet by 2015, we need to invest in women. “It’s not enough to say we are gender neutral,” said Catherine Bertini, as she delivered the Sir John Crawford Memorial Address in Canberra, Australia on 27 August 2014. “We need to constantly ask […]
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If you don’t pay attention to gender you will fail

Metla Finland - Mon, 2014-09-01 07:07

To feed the estimated 9 billion people who are expected to inhabit our planet by 2015, we need to invest in women. “It’s not enough to say we are gender neutral,” said Catherine Bertini, as she delivered the Sir John Crawford Memorial Address in Canberra, Australia on 27 August 2014. “We need to constantly ask […]
Categories: Europe

Private sector agroforestry model pays off for farmers in Laos

Global Forest Information Service - Mon, 2014-09-01 03:11

The work of a private company in Lao PDR to develop agroforestry plantations that actively engage local communities is the topic of a post on the blog of the

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Private sector agroforestry model pays off for farmers in Laos

Metla Finland - Mon, 2014-09-01 03:11

The work of a private company in Lao PDR to develop agroforestry plantations that actively engage local communities is the topic of a post on the blog of the

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New climate-smart village for the Philippines

Global Forest Information Service - Mon, 2014-09-01 02:48

A climate-smart village is to be established in Guinayangan in the Philippines Province of Quezon, to demonstrate how a food-secure village can also sustain the environment.

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New climate-smart village for the Philippines

Metla Finland - Mon, 2014-09-01 02:48

A climate-smart village is to be established in Guinayangan in the Philippines Province of Quezon, to demonstrate how a food-secure village can also sustain the environment.

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Conserving indigenous plant resources for Africa’s future

Global Forest Information Service - Mon, 2014-09-01 02:15

Scientists in East Africa are embarking on a 5-year project to conserve indigenous plant genetic resources for improved food security across the region.

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Conserving indigenous plant resources for Africa’s future

Metla Finland - Mon, 2014-09-01 02:15

Scientists in East Africa are embarking on a 5-year project to conserve indigenous plant genetic resources for improved food security across the region.

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Trees to diversify and improve production in Rwanda

Global Forest Information Service - Mon, 2014-09-01 01:55

Rwanda is set to receive a boost in funds to improve land management, local livelihoods and climate resilience.

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Trees to diversify and improve production in Rwanda

Metla Finland - Mon, 2014-09-01 01:55

Rwanda is set to receive a boost in funds to improve land management, local livelihoods and climate resilience.

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Collect and check data on the spot

Paper World - Mon, 2014-09-01 01:00
The handheld data collector T&D RTR-500DC makes it easy to download and gather data from difficult to access places T&D Corporation, the Japanese market leader for data logger systems, has boosted its portfolio of data collectors with a user-friendly wireless handheld device: The RTR-500DC allows users to download and monitor data from loggers placed in remote locations without the need for manual gathering. The collected data can then be easily displayed in graph form on the LCD display, enabling immediate on-the-spot checking of data without a PC. The T&D RTR-500DC Data Collector with graphical display is compatible with all RTR 500 Series Data Loggers for all types of measurement, including temperature, humidity, pulse, voltage, milliampere, CO2, UV and illuminance. It can be used to wirelessly configure, download or monitor remote data loggers and is ready to use without troublesome preparation such as creating a network environment. The data collected can be immediately viewed in graph form on the spot without the need for a computer. The RTR-500DC also monitors for warnings in data loggers for which upper or lower limits have been set. The device, which offers easy one-hand operation and a backlit display for reading in the dark, is perfect for large storage areas, warehouses or outdoor locations where it is impractical to have a USB-connected or networked data collector. It is also ideal for monitoring data from remote units which are on the move, such as those on transport vehicles and production lines. It allows users to capture recorded data easily, and then transfer or relay it via USB cable to a PC. (T&D Corporation European Sales Office)
Categories: Pulp and Paper

ANDRITZ AUTOMATION to deliver simulation technologies for Klabin’s pulp mill project, Brazil

Paper World - Mon, 2014-09-01 01:00
Picture: 3D model of Klabin’s new mill in Brazil ANDRITZ AUTOMATION, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order to supply dynamic simulation solutions for Klabin’s Puma pulp mill project in Ortigueira, Paraná State, Brazil. The scope of supply encompasses the dynamics models, DCS checkout, and Operator Training Simulator (OTS). These solutions will be used to test and verify process design concepts, identify and correct errors in the control logic, and provide realistic, hands-on training modules for the operators, helping Klabin to achieve a fast and smooth start-up. Start of pulp production is scheduled for the end of the first quarter of 2016. ANDRITZ AUTOMATION will use its proprietary simulation tool IDEAS to model the key process areas of the pulp mill: two digesters, two fiber lines, two bleach plants, and the white liquor plant supplied by ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER, as well as the recovery boiler, evaporation plant, and power boiler delivered by other companies. The order to supply major production equipment for Klabin’s Puma project was awarded to ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER in March 2014. Established in 1899, Klabin is the biggest producer and exporter of packaging paper in Brazil. Considered as the largest integrated pulp and paper company in the country, it exports to over 60 countries. The Puma project will demand total investments of about two billion euros, not including forest assets, improvements to infrastructure, and taxes. The new mill will have an annual production capacity of 1.5 million tons of pulp, of which 1.1 million tons in short fiber and 400 thousand tons in long fiber, part of which is to be converted into fluff pulp. (Andritz AG)
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Scientists identify deforested idle land as source of Indonesia "haze" fires

Global Forest Information Service - Sun, 2014-08-31 20:57
Reuters: A month after Singapore was shrouded in a thick haze produced by Indonesian fires in June 2013, scientist David Gaveau went to the source of the smoke in Riau province to survey the charred aftermath. News reports attributed the haze to slash-and-burn forest clearance to make way for oil palm plantations. But what Gaveau, a scientist with the Indonesia-based Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), discovered during his five days examining the still-smouldering ground on Sumatra island...
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Scientists identify deforested idle land as source of Indonesia "haze" fires

Metla Finland - Sun, 2014-08-31 20:57
Reuters: A month after Singapore was shrouded in a thick haze produced by Indonesian fires in June 2013, scientist David Gaveau went to the source of the smoke in Riau province to survey the charred aftermath. News reports attributed the haze to slash-and-burn forest clearance to make way for oil palm plantations. But what Gaveau, a scientist with the Indonesia-based Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), discovered during his five days examining the still-smouldering ground on Sumatra island...
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Rich nations have moral duty to help island nations as climate change shifts weather patterns

Global Forest Information Service - Sun, 2014-08-31 19:01
Sydney Morning Herald: Small island nations, particularly those in the Pacific, are already experiencing "extreme effects" from global warming, and rich nations including Australia have a "moral responsibility" to help them cope with future unavoidable threats, a senior World Bank executive said. Atoll nations including Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Marshall Islands are seeing shifting rainfall patterns, rising sea-levels and ocean acidification that are forcing islanders to move, said Rachel Kyte, the World Bank's special...
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