Mapping Europe’s sustainable tropical timber footprint and growing its global impact

5th December 2019

Wageningen/Utrecht/London, December 4, 2019 EU import of tropical timber can positively impact an additional 12.5 million ha tropical forests. The new report Tropical Timber Market Data report published by IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative estimates that between 25% and 32% of the primary tropical timber products imported into the EU28 is sourced from certified sustainably […]

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 […]



Monday forestry thoughts: A forest is not valued only by the number of trees but the nature, biodiversity, wildlife and people it supports!

Meanwhile, check out the summary report from our recently concluded forestry study tour around the globe:

#Forests #Trees vital to human well-being…

Watch how forest defenders in Indonesia use GLAD Alerts to detect #deforestation early enough to stop it in the Leuser ecosystem - the last place on Earth where orangutans, Sumatran rhinos and elephants and tigers still roam wild together: @haka_sumatra

📌 With increased recognition of #agroforestry as a means to address many pressing challenges — such as food insecurity, land degradation, & the #climate crisis — demand for agroforestry experts is foreseeable yet the supply is lacking in Southeast Asia.

Today COP26 officials met civil society, faith & youth groups to update them on plans for #COP26 🌏

These groups are key partners in amplifying the voices of climate-vulnerable communities.

We look forward to continuing close work with them to deliver an inclusive summit.

J.P. Morgan Asset Management said Monday that it has acquired Campbell Global LLC, which manages $5.3 billion worth of timberland on behalf of institutional investors via @WSJ

Using tech to save the trees.

Read more about the green technology pioneers of 2021: @1t_org @PachamaInc


Tropical #timber trade trends through the pandemic and the latest on #FLEGT, including promotion of the initiative, will be discussed during an IMM webinar on June 24. Join us on Zoom:

Commercially growing teak interwoven with tracts of natural vegetation enhances #biodiversity.

Within our #plantation, riparian strips are earmarked for water and biodiversity protection as well as designated conservation areas.

Contract growing timber #sustainably.

Energy from forests🌲
Discover the multiple co-benefits of #bioenergy plantations.


@CIFOR @cifor_hutan @kementerianLHK @nifos_news @fta_cgiar @baralhimlal #ThinkLandscape