Political uncertainty limits the success of small wood product businesses across LATAM

5th March 2019

New study shows fluctuating political administrations de-stabilise business environment SMEs facing vicious circle of declining profitability and inability to access finance Broad ‘Illegal’ sector reputation restricts market opportunity for exporters   Lima, 5th March 2019:  Global Timber Forum (GTF) today launches the results of a multi-country timber industry study highlighting the major challenges facing small […]

New approach to increase responsible wood processing by African micro-businesses

22nd October 2018

LONDON, 22ND OCTOBER 2018: West, Central and East African associations outline support needed for 10,000 micro-businesses.   Identifies a ‘micro-business paradox’ with opportunities for change at scale being missed.   Research with twenty-one wood industry associations across six African countries reveals for the first time the extent of micro-businesses within their membership, the scale of […]

Towards a positive gender balance in the Ghanaian wood processing industry

12th October 2018

ACCRA, 12th OCTOBER 2018: New study describes existing gender balance and makes recommendations. The Global Timber Forum (GTF) today publishes a commissioned analysis of gender in the wood processing sector in Ghana. The new study reveals that in the wood processing sector women workers are much less visible than their male counterparts yet are involved in […]

GTF shares association research findings with EGILAT country members

20th August 2018

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 16th AUGUST 2018: GTF’s new Asia-Pacific Representative Stephen Mitchell presented at APEC’s 14th Experts Group on Illegal Logging and Associated Trade (EGILAT) meeting in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea in August. Held twice a year and open to government representatives of all 21 Pacific Rim member economies, the meeting is an exchange of information […]



Forests cover 43% of the EU - 182 million hectares 🇪🇺
Today at the ‘Our Forests, Our Future’ conference we discuss how they contribute to innovation, jobs, the bioeconomy and fight against climate change ❤️🌳
More info&programme👉 #EUForest

Wood is more energy efficient than bricks, concrete AND steel 🏠🌳

This short film by @forestsandwood illustrates the link between tree planting and the wood products we take for granted in our lives

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A brilliant innovation - waste from rice husks in Myanmar turned into briquettes by innovative small biz owners to burn in lieu of mangrove and other wood that's being illegally logged out. Words by @wudanyan and photos by @thevmilko for @mongabay

One Ghanaian activist hopes to plant 20 million trees in his country by engaging young people. #AFR100

Taylor Guitars Announces Planting Of 1500 Ebony Trees In Cameroon -

The best #GorillaSelfie ever 🦍 🤩
We are working with partners to protect biodiversity at @gorillacd 🌍🍃 #EarthDay

IMM invites EU timber importers to participate in a 2 minute online survey rating the competitiveness of selected #FLEGT VPA countries. To participate go to
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We live at a critical time in history, in which great opportunity and grave risk co-exist. This #EarthDay @WorldResources and #GFW celebrate recent achievements for people and the planet, including the following:

Wood exports dip in #Ghana compared to previous years, but #plywood exports to #regional markets experience #growth. Read the 1-15 April 2019 edition of the ITTO timber market report for this and more timber market news.

Yes! A huge win to work together and collaborate this is nice work! #forests #forestry #forest #tree #trees #peopleofforestry #forestproud #ittakesaforest