Ramanas Farms (pty) Ltd

South Africa Manufacturing

Ramanas Farms is a plantation forest company with operations located in South Africa. The company owns a total property base of approximately 8,300 hectares, of which 4,600 hectares are eucalyptus, 1,400 hectares are pine and 2,300 hectares are conservation. The plantation mainly produces transmission poles and mining timber.

We are invested in Ramanas Farms (pty) Ltd through GEF Africa Sustainable Forestry Fund LP, which is managed by Global Environment Facility. For further information on the fund, the fund manager, and the expected impact of the fund’s investment, click here.

Key facts


Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.

Africa, Southern Africa
South Africa

We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people.

Investment type

We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).

Intermediated investment
GEF Africa Sustainable Forestry Fund LP
Fund Manager:
Global Environment Facility
Start date

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June 2013

This is the investee company’s place of incorporation; or a fund’s jurisdiction.

South Africa