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We offer management consulting services to clients throughout the forest products value chain, from resource providers to end users. Our unique experience allows us to recognise relevant driving forces and assess their impact on client business. We help clients capture strategic opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

One main area of our expertise lies in strategy formulation and execution regarding raw materials, markets and products. For instance, we help our clients find new business prospects in raw materiel procurement or better predict the competitive environment.

Another main area of our skills is to combine our leading-edge industry expertise and management consulting know-how with the best practices in the fields of sustainable ecosystem management and biodiversity protection such as supporting our clients in forest management and chain of custody certification.

Recent study:
Billion hectares of land have potential for forest restoration

We complement the skill set of client organisations with our wide and deep industry specific perspective. Our working methods range from technical analysis to process facilitation and from sparring to scenario workshops. We work well on every level of client organisations. With our unique understanding of the whole forest industry cluster, we can interpret trends or nuances in client business landscapes.

 

You can find some historical background information about central Eurpoean forestry here



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2016-12-01 11:36 | Great news for anything wanting to invest in Brazil’s forestry sector: the country is on its way out of recession, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In its annual review on the state of the Brazilian economy, the IMF notes that Brazil’s economic problems are “nearing their end” – but it warns that the country’s [...]

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2016-12-01 10:35 |

By Michael Jackson This post was first published on the blog of Michael Jackson As part of the evaluation of the CGIAR’s program on Managing and Sustaining Crop Collections (aka the Genebanks CRP), my colleague Professor Brian Ford-Lloyd...

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2016-12-01 09:12 |

The head of Indonesia’s Peatland Restoration Agency on the importance of taking a landscape approach

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2016-12-01 09:09 |

In the next phase starting in 2017, the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) will feature a new Flagship 1: Tree genetic resources to bridge production gaps and promote resilience. It includes elements of what is now Flagship 2 Management and conservation of forest and tree resources, coordinated by Laura Snook of Bioversity International. Before the start of […]

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2016-12-01 08:35 |

Before the start of the second phase of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), Tony Simons, Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) gave us his take on the achievements of the program, some challenges and why partnerships are key to success. Read more stories on partnerships here. Looking back at the first phase of […]

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2016-12-01 07:58 |

Presentation by James Reed, CIFOR, at the Global Landscapes Forum on 16 November 2016 in Marrakesh, Morocco.

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2016-12-01 03:47 |

Plinio Sist is the Director of the Research Unit Biens et Services des Ecosystèmes Forestiers Tropicaux (BSEF, engl. Goods and Services of tropical forest ecosystems) at the French Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD), one of the core partner institutions of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). In this interview, he talks about CIRAD’s involvement in the […]

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2016-12-01 03:46 | USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) teamed up this past October...

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2016-12-01 01:16 | The 19th RISI Annual European Conference will highlight the Brexit Effect and what lies ahead for the European pulp and paper industry as well as feature a key packaging seminar. Source: Timberbiz The conference will take place from March 6-8, 2017 at the Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Industry concerns surround the potential for new duties and affected trade flows between Britain and the rest of Europe. Leaders will share their economic outlook on the region and the potential global...

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2016-12-01 01:16 | If we’re lucky, seed bombing could jump to a whole new level of awesomeness. A fleet of unused and decommissioned C-130 Hercules cargo planes, originally created to drop land mines, could be recommissioned as foresters. Sources: Treehugger and Inhabitat Lockheed Martin and Aerial Forestation of Newton took an old rusty idea from former UK RAF pilot Jack Walters and turned it into a reality. The planes will be outfitted to each drop up to 900,000 trees in one day and with 2500 C-130s sitting...

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2016-12-01 01:14 | Studio Puisto has completed a rest stop on highway E75 (the major European road that starts in the Norwegian town of Vardø and runs south for 5,639 kilometres until it reaches Greece) in central Finland. Source: Designboom, images by Marc Goodwin The rest stop comprises a gas station, a kitchen, restroom facilities, and a hotel, allowing weary travellers to unwind and take in the natural environment. Situated next to a large pond bordering Lake Kolima, the service station embraces its setting...

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2016-12-01 01:13 | In September 2016, the Brazilian exports of wood products (except pulp and paper) increased 13% in value compared to September 2015, from $209.5 million to $237 million, as reported by ITTO (the International Tropical Timber Organization). Source: Timberbiz The value of pine sawnwood exports jumped 63% between September 2015 ($21.7 million) and September this year ($35.3 million) and in terms of volume exports increased 85% over the same period, from 97,900 cubic metres to 181,100 cubic metres...

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2016-12-01 01:12 | Sydney-based sustainable forestry manager New Forests has raised $660m from international pension funds to invest in new-growth soft and hardwood forests in Australasia. Source: IPE Capital-raising began 10 months ago for the Australian New Zealand Forest Fund 3 (ANZFF3). The fund closed last week, with investors committing an average $100m each. David Brand, chief executive at New Forests said: “We have done a lot of work in terms of being able to quantify carbon storage in our forest stocks...

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2016-12-01 01:12 | A large blaze at a timber processing plant in Taupō, New Zealand in the central North Island, has destroyed crucial machinery. Source: Radio NZ Firefighters were called to the plant, owned by New Zealand Timber Packaging, in an industrial area of the suburb of Tauhara, about 8.30pm. Fire Service Northern shift manager Scott Osmond said the fire had spread from silos to the main processing building and timber stacked throughout the yard. He said it had spread through 900sqm of timber and ...

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2016-12-01 01:12 | Protesters have stopped logging operations twice in the last week in the south-east forests of New South Wales. Source: ABC News The protesters said Forestry Corporation of NSW breached regulations that were intended to protect the biodiversity of the forest environment. On November 22, protesters built a ‘tree-sit’ platform high up in a tree in the Tantawangalo State Forest and secured it with cables to three logging machines. Any efforts to move the logging machines or cut the...

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2016-12-01 01:10 | Tenon general manager Mark Taylor says the impending sale of the company’s USA distribution company will not affect operations in Taupo, New Zealand. Source: Stuff NZ Tenon Ltd shareholders voted to sell the publicly-listed company’s USA marketing and distribution business for $US110 million at its annual general meeting on November 18. GM Mark Taylor said that despite the sale, it would be business as normal for the Taupo site, which employs 300 people. “We’ve got a...

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2016-12-01 01:10 | A coroner has credited the work done by late union boss Helen Kelly as being one of the primary reasons why New Zealand’s forestry sector is now a safer place to work than it was a few years ago. Source: Rotorua Daily Post Rotorua coroner Wallace Bain released his findings into three of the eight forestry deaths he held inquests into in Rotorua and Taneatua in the last few years. Four more will be released next week while one has already been released. The inquests inquired into the...

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2016-12-01 01:09 | Professor Phil Evans will introduce engineered wood composites and describes why they are displacing solid wood in many applications. Source: Timberbiz He will describe recent innovations in the manufacture and applications of engineered wood composites, drawing upon examples from North America and Europe. He will also explain the hybrid wood polymer composites that can extend the reach of wood and wood composites into more demanding exterior applications. He briefly describes the culture,...

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