GTF prioritises activities working with associations and other organisations that support our mission. The GTF ‘theory of change’ states;

‘If a trusted mechanism can increase the knowledge and skills of the SME forest and wood-based sector to trade in legal and sustainable wood, then illegal logging and associated deforestation will be abated more effectively, and the livelihoods of forest dependent communities will be improved’

The Association Surveys for Knowledge is on-going research that informs and supports two key functions;

Responsible Trade Dialogues

Association Academy

GTF works in partnership with International Timber Trade Organisation to provide open access trade data for the sector. This initiative is the Sustainable Timber Information Exchange