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’


TheΒ Research ProgrammeΒ is on-going and informs two key functions;

Responsible Trade Dialogues

Strengthening capabilities


Across the globe the wood-processing & forest sector provides employment & supports biodiversity. Responsible trade in forest products helps address climate change. A nursery in Ivory Coast, picture courtesy Brooks Bros Timber