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 […]



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Restoring our forests 🌳🌴🌳can bring so many benefits if done right particularly if we couple it with building a rural economy for millions of people - too often we ignore the farmers and foresters who are integral to this vision 👨🏿‍🌾👩🏼‍🌾

Interesting study alert 🤓 Suggests greater flexibility for small scale actors needed in environmental regs. Common sense really and fits with what we heard in Ghana last week... #SustainableDevelopment

Lost in translation: Green regulations backfire without local context via @Mongabay

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All the videos from our Forest Governance Forum will be up soon in English and Spanish! #Forests #forestmanagement #bosques #CHForests

Benoit reports to @CH_Logging Forum @ATIBT_Asso working relationship with Chinese buyers to improve #SFM & that their consumer preferences are changing. Greater #privatesector support needed in donor strategies & support improvement #certification #FSC #PEFC #timber #forests