Get involved

You can support DFEs activities either as a person, foundation or company through voluntary work, donations or strategic partnerships. Project corporation with DFE contributes to addressing four thematic Sustainable Development Goals: Quality Education (4), climate action (13), life on land (15) and partnership for the goals (17). This is done by supporting DFEs existing work to: 

  • Build up independent civil societies to secure responsible Natural Resource Management
  • Organize smallholder farmers in forest and natural resource user associations
  • Establish tree based income generation for social and economic livelihood improvements
  • Promote and strengthen environmental education in schools and universities

For donations and voluntary work contact Director Flemming Sehested

Strategic partnerships

A strategic partnership with DFE contributes to:

  • Strengthen the social and environmental company profile
  • Support the business and product development including securing responsible product sourcing
  • Gain access to professional expertise in international development projects
  • Actively engage the employees in social, educational and environmental development activities
  • Communicating the CSR engagement strategically by gaining access to stories from the field

For more information contact Flemming Sehested, Director or Vibe Jensen, Business Developer 

A strategic partnership with DFE allows companies to integrate their CSR and business profile with DFEs international activities and/or make use of our professional expertise in responsible natural resource management, afforestation, carbon sequestration, FSC® and PEFC certification, GIS etc. DFE also offers professional technical forestry knowledge, experience with organization of farmers, stakeholder involvement, geographical context knowledge and design of interacctive environmental education programs. 

As a partner, DFE contributes to improving the social and environmental elements of the value chain and integrate the 12th Sustainable Development Goal: Responsible Consumption and Production, in the CSR and business profile. One entry point is to improve the value chain of internationally sourced products such as wood, fruits or NTFP to include smallholding farmers in the production units and secure responsible production of the raw materials. Another option is to design and intergrate interactive environmental education of local communities to increase awareness and integrate children and youth in natural resource management.

New project ideas

DFE is currently working on designing the following projects, with potential for strategic partnership involvement:

Local business development and female empowerment in Mali

Improved production and sale of shea butter among female cooperatives in Southern Mali. Impacts: improve local income generation, secure a safe working environment, empower the female farmers, preserve the local and initiate responsible sourced firewood from planted trees. Business perspective: inclusion of smallholders in the value chain with responsible sourced products, product development at a national or international market.

The activities address the Sustainable Develeopment Goals 1, 5, 8, 12, 13 and 15. 

Fruits and NTFP in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest

Strengthen and develop a family farmer based cooperative in South Eastern Brazil to process and sell sustainable sourced fruits and NTFP from the Atlantic forest. Impacts: improved income generation, economic incentive to forest preservation, access to healthy, local school meals and improved food production. Business perspective: inclusion of small holders in the value chain with responsible sourced products for i.e. consumption or cosmetic purposes. 

The activities address the Sustainable Development Goals 2, 3, 12, 13 and 15. 

Community based eco-tourism in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest

Support of selected forest based communities to organize and set up the structures to develop and manage local ecotourism activities. Impacts: diversified local income generation with incentive to preserve the nature and reforest, associated micro-business development (food and local souvenirs), involvement of women and youth, cultural exchange and environmental insight. Business perspective: development of new, unique and responsible tourist destinations.

The activities address the Sustainable Development Goals 1, 5, 11, 13 and 15. 

Public nature center in Katmandu, Nepal 

Establish a nature center to function as the base for interactive environmental education activities targeting the Nepalese civil society, school teachers, authorities etc. Impacts: strengthen local grass root movements and actions for improved natural resource management, food production/food security and green income generation opportunities. Business perspective: promotion of green Danish know-how and technology i.e. related to trash collection, urban- and school gardens, water collection etc.

The activities address the Sustainable Development Goals 4, 11, 12, 13 and 15. Read more about the project here

Small holder produced furniture wood in Northern Vietnam

Improve the capacity of selected, local farm forestry based cooperatives to sell high quality acacia wood for furniture production and other wood based products. Impacts: strengthened and diversified local income generation among smallholder farmers, economic reforestation incentive, erosion and land degradation control. Business perspective: inclusion of local Vietnamese small holding farmers in the value chain, improved social and environmental impact of wood sourcing.

The activities address the Sustainable Development Goals 1, 12, 13 and 15. 

Danish Forestry Extension
Rolighedsvej 23
1858 Frederiksberg C

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