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 […]



During a period of uncertainty, #timber became the hottest commodity of summer 2020, being more valuable than gold, as the extra time spent at home has made us go #DIY crazy. Setra's Olle Berg and TTF CEO David Hopkins analyse the situation.


Bravo @pfeilberg of @PreferbyNature, #certification is not a silver bullet! Well said! They are useful tool but building #supplychainresilience through long-term capacity building is vital for #SMEs & #microenterprises in forestry & agricultural sectors

🌎🔎🌿 Find out about our latest mapping research here:

Vietnam facing #USTR investigation into #illegallogging Link to official document:

@TTF_FLEGT @CH_Forests @forestlegality @FLEGTIMM

Nature Hires: A new report from WWF and ILO compiles international evidence on how Nature-based Solutions can drive a more sustainable, job-rich recovery.

The Circular Bioeconomy Alliance established by The Prince of Wales, brings together a unique partnership: @AstraZeneca @lombardodier @UPMSuomi @wef @WorldResources @IUCN @CIFOR @ICRAF @europeanforest @IAAC @aPRETATERRA @NGP_TechAssist... more info at:

Great to see this action published, and refreshing to see circular #bioeconomy solutions integrated with wider forest management challenges. #TheFutureIsForestry

October 27th & 28th - NGP is helping to host a meeting for forest stakeholders in the Central Annamites, to support, develop and promote resilient forest landscapes #Vietnam - more details here

The UN reckons the pandemic could cast 490m in 70 countries into poverty, reversing almost a decade of gains