Our timber plantations are located in the Afram Headwaters Forest Reserve in Ghana. This is known to be the best plantation location in the world for tropical hardwood and for teak in particular. Our plantations are located in what is known as the ‘transition zone’ a damp agroecological zone of semi-deciduous forest and within 5° of the equator, meaning it sits in the perfect climate for growing commercial and well-managed tropical hardwood. With two rainy seasons, ideal terrain and well managed forests our plantations in Ghana guarantee year-round growth.
It is precisely this guaranteed year-round growth that enables us to guarantee a constant, well managed supply of high-quality teak, and in turn, offer constant and dependable returns for our investors.
Ghana is a West African country situated on the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic, bordered by Burkino Faso in the north, the Ivory Coast in the west and Togo in the east. It is a former British colony (having gained independence in 1957) that has gone on to become a shining example of democratic government and economic stability in Africa. Because of this combination of stable government and economy, it is seen as one of the best places for investment in Africa and is a full signatory of the World Bank’s Guarantee Scheme (MIGA.)
A major part of investment in Ghana is its exceptional tropical hardwood. Thanks to an environment and climate that is perfect for hardwood growth, Ghana’s hardwood grows at faster rates than most places in the world, (including Indonesia and Burma) and it has a Mean Annual Increment (MAI) rate of somewhere between 18m³ and 23m³ per hectare. This swift and reliable growth rate is thanks to Ghana being situated in a perfect location for growing teak (within 5° of the equator) not to mention having perfect soil and terrain for hardwood growth.