Paper mill visit in India

In September 2017, TFT’s Bjorn Roberts and Gaurav Kaushik conducted a follow up visit to the small holder plantations supplying one of India’s leading paper milling companies.  Major proportion of raw material originates from small scale farmers in the region that grow Eucalyptus species within an agro forestry context to help diversify the income from their landholdings.  This visit was key to review how the aspects of water and chemical use, which were identified as priorities in these water stressed areas, are being considered by the paper company in their sourcing plans.