UNIQUE forestry and land use GmbH is a leading international consulting firm that provides expert services and advice on forest management and sustainable land use.

Abteilung FB

Forestry Consulting and Timber Economics

We support private and public enterprises to ensure the long-term competitiveness of the forestry and wood industry sector

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Abteilung K


We realize synergies between environmental and development policy objectives and contribute to the protection of the global climate in the land use sector.

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Abteilung FI

Forest Investment

We identify, evaluate and implement investments in sustainable forest management.

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Agriculture and Rural Development

We offer analytical work, advisory services, and project implementation support aimed at sustainably increasing land productivity and improved livelihoods.

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Business Development & Administration

These two divisions are located at the corporate level and collaborate closely with the Managing Directors

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Our company strives for the development and implementation of intelligent and environmentally sound land use practices and policies that form the basis for sustainable rural development. UNIQUE´s extensive international background ensures a continuous exchange of knowledge and experiences - across borders and continents. Since our establishment in 1998, we have carried out over 500 projects in more than 60 countries. Our clients are both private companies and non-governmental organizations, as well as public institutions such as ministries, forest administrations, development banks and organizations implementing development cooperation.

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World Bank Resilience M&E

UNIQUE contributed to the World Bank Resilience M&E (ReM&E) Good Practice publication a case study from the Kenya Climate-Smart Agriculture Project and supported the related operational guidance.

› Good Practice Case Studies
[PDF 2,7 MB]

› Operational Guidance for Monitoring and Evaluation [PDF 2,6 MB]

Publication 'Commercialization of Rice and Vegetables Value Chains in Lao PDR: Status and Prospects' online
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Climate Smart Agriculture Investment Accelerator
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Publication 'Manual de manejo de bosque nativo en Uruguay' online
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Forest management

Since 2002 UNIQUE manages natural forests and forest plantations in Paraguay according to the internationally recognized criteria of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®).

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Company Mission Statement

Who we are
We are an internationally leading German consulting company for forest management and sustainable land use. Our clients are private companies and non-governmental organizations, as well as public institutions such as ministries, forest administrations, development banks and organizations implementing development cooperation. We provide comprehensive support in addressing technical, political and economic challenges in the land use sector - from project planning through implementation to evaluation. Together with our subsidiary companies, we sustainably manage natural forests and forest plantations in Paraguay on behalf of institutional investors.

Our ambition: sustainability, quality and customer orientation
Our consulting services and the management of our forests are bound to economic, environmental and social sustainability. Our work supports the implementation of innovative concepts for efficient and sustainable land use worldwide. In these activities, we orient ourselves according to internationally accepted standards and respective certification schemes. This also applies to our commitment to the excellent professional quality of our services as well as customer satisfaction, which we regard as the basis for long-term relationships and trustworthy cooperation. We are a learning organization and continuously improve the quality of our services - through transparency, quality management and communication with our clients.

Our values and how we implement them
Our employees are the core of the company and their motivation and knowledge are the most important assets of UNIQUE. Their identification with the company, its goals and principles, is very important to us. We practice a participatory leadership style with opportunities for codetermination, a culture of dynamic feedback and the principle of high individual responsibility. We learn together with our partners, and promote the professional and social skills and the personal development of our employees. Our corporate responsibility and commitment to sustainability is ensured through ISO quality management certification and by adhering to FSC principles and criteria.

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