A delegation from the New Forests Company (NFC) visited FABI on 31 March to better acquaint themselves with the Institute’s work in forestry-related research. The team was led by NFC’s Head of Business development, Phillip Hird and accompanied by Head of Forests, Anton Greeff and Head of Planning, Tim Ross. 

The New Forests Company is an African-based forestry company with timber processing assets and plantations in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, that delivers a diversified product base for local and regional export markets. 

The visit included a tour of FABI, as well as its Biocontrol Facilities at the University of Pretoria’s research farm, where the team could see first-hand the research being done on tree pests and diseases.