The New Forests Company has rapidly established itself as Uganda's biggest tree planter with more than 20,000 hectares of forestry land and is emerging as the country's pre-eminent sustainable forestry company. The company is now operational on three plantations across the country in Mubenbe, Kiboga and the Bugiri districts and has, by the end of 2009, planted 6'780 hectares of pine and eucalyptus. The company is currently exploring new ways to generate early revenues and has completed the construction of a pole treatment plant close to Mityana, known as the East Africa Pole Company.
Sustainable commercial forestry and the protection and promotion of bio-diversity is combined with a carefully designed programme of community participation and benefit which aims to create jobs, boost rural incomes, help lower levels of poverty, improve health and develop a thriving local private sector. The workforce on all three plantations is well over 1,400.