Asia Pacific association leaders reveal the pressures on the forest and wood product industry

13th June 2019

Leaders interviewed represent over 13,000 companies, trading in excess of USD $30 billion Study covers 5 of the main producing, manufacturing and consuming countries in the Asia Pacific region Over 80% of the membership of these associations are micro, small or medium sized companies Jakarta, 13 June 2019: Global Timber Forum (GTF) today announces the […]

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 […]



Very fruitful meeting with VN Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan to prepare for FLEGT Joint Committee. #EU is very committed to help #Vietnam export certified legal timber @FlegtRedd @europeaid @eu_eeas

Positive capacity building for #associations & #SMEs is critical to address #deforestation and #illegallogging. #Blockchain is a tool to support. @TreeCoinTXC

Teaser alert! What’s the Difference Between #Forests, #Woods, and #Jungles? @mental_floss

Stronger capacities and governance needed to boost international support for Central African forests @CIFOR research concludes

Thousands of Romanians protest against illegal logging

We have long known our #forests are critical to stop #ClimateChange this new science increases pressure to find ways to stop #deforestation but that will only happen when we tilt economic incentives in favour of protection over conversion

A new video from NASA provides a glimpse of global wildfire trends over the past two decades, showing where fires have intensified due to agricultural practices, including in Africa and Southeast Asia, and climate change.

“Je suis ici pour transmettre le message selon lequel c’est le bon moment pour investir dans le secteur forestier au Gabon si vous partagez notre vision et nos valeurs.”

Furniture craft fair Indonesia high quality products made using local #SME expertise & most locally sourced wood such as plantation teak #FLEGT #forests4life

GTF market engagement programme learns about innovation in Indonesia with community sourced falcata trees used for plywood & blockboard #SMEs #FLEGT