It has been a while (three years to be eaxct) since the last large illipe nut season. We work directly with the illipe nut collectors and have contracted over 500 farmers in 20 villages, all accross the province of West Kalimantan. One harvest provides one family the equivalent of 5 months income, in just one month time.
This income boost provides farmers with the opportunity to make investments without having to take a loan. We see examples of people using it for buying solar panels, house repairs or school tuition fees. In one village people even stopped their gold mining activities and switch to collecting illipe nut instead!
Forestwise has started a new partnership with DKSH, an innovative provider of sustainable products from rainforests, for the personal care industry in several key markets in Western Europe
Forestwise exhibits at Cosmetic Business Live in May
New partners for Forestwise in the USA. We're pleased to announce that Forestwise has signed an agreement with OnScent in New Jersey to develop our range of sustainably sourced rainforest oils, butters and sugars into the US personal care market.