Where We Are
The Equatoria Teak Company plantations comprise five separate forest reserve blocks centred on the town of Nzara in Gbudue State.
The teak in the blocks was planted over 40 years ago. The total plantation area at Equatoria Teak Company is currently 1,700 ha. of planted areas and a further 18,000 ha. that are available for teak cultivation. The concessions were granted for a period of 32 years from 2006, with an option to extend for a further period of 32 years.
Gbudue State receives the highest annual rainfall in South Sudan, and its climate and soil are ideal for many forms of agriculture. Teak grows optimally with annual rainfall of 1,200-2,500 mm with a marked dry season of 3-5 months, in well-drained alluvial soils derived from limestone, schist, gneiss, or shale, in high light intensity, under warm and humid conditions. Gbudue State offers the ideal climatic conditions for teak to thrive.