Gerhard Dieterle, one of the founding fathers of the Forest Investment Program, in conversation with the CIF about his life and career in forestry.
My childhood shaped much of my career and my choices in life. I grew up in a small, 150-person village in the Black Forest in Germany. It was nine years after the war. Like many people in developing countries now, we could only survive with subsistence agriculture. We had a cow, 12 chickens and a pig.
Following in My Father’s Footsteps