Home to the largest portion of the remaining upper Guinea rainforest of West Africa, forestry presents significant opportunities for investors.
Investors have the opportunity to invest in some of the world’s best timber found in Liberia. They will benefit from log exports, commercial timber sales, wood processing, charcoal production and many more downstream products. There are also investment opportunities in exporting rare and expensive woods in the forestry sector.
Since 2006, industrial logging has resumed in Liberia with two of the biggest investors being Atlantic resources and alpha logging, both owned by Malaysian logging giant Samling Global.
In 2012, the Norwegian and Liberian governments signed a deal that will protect the forests in to the future. Under the terms of the agreement, Norway will assist Liberia in capacity building, monitoring, and policing the forests, signaling a bold new directing for Liberia’s forest.