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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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2018-06-05 04:11 | By Monica S. Cheng and Binod Chapagain Monitoring and Evaluation, RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests Change is the only constant, once theorized Heraclitus, doing well to formulate an apt description of our world tingling with change and adaptation. Yet change is not always intentional – it is often born out of necessity and […]

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2018-06-05 03:30 |

A new INBAR report analyses the carbon emissions saved by substituting bamboo for more emissions-intensive materials This World Environment Day, INBAR has released a new report on bamboo’s carbon storage potential. In particular, the report shows how bamboo products can ‘save’ carbon by replacing cement, plastics and other more emissions-intensive materials. As per the theme […]

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2018-06-04 23:22 | The UN System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) is organizing an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) linking nutrition with the SDGs that will be under review during the July 2018 meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), namely SDG 6, SDG 7, SDG 11, SDG 12 and SDG 15. The main objectives of the EGM are to provide concrete, actionable nutrition inputs into...

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2018-06-04 13:59 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5th June 2018—TRAFFIC has welcomed a new Order issued by the Lao PDR Prime Minister to tighten regulations against hunting and trade of protected wildlife in the country.

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2018-06-04 13:25 |

Stochastic Impact Evaluation is being used to model the impacts of policies and other decisions about agricultural development on household nutrition By Cory Whitney and Eike Luedeling Goal 2 of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development......

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2018-06-04 09:35 |

This summer school will provide background information, demonstrations and training in the application of the newest tools and techniques to collect data on forest community (both animal and plants) as well as quantify and analyseContinue reading

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2018-06-04 08:17 | The main global group for certifying sustainable wood has sent a “come clean” ultimatum to one of the world’s largest paper companies and its billionaire Indonesian family owners following evidence it continues to cut down tropical forests and operate through corporate proxies. Source: AAP A May 28 letter from the Forest Stewardship Council seen by The Associated Press makes four demands of  and the Widjaja family that it insists must be met within days. The conglomerate’s years long effort to...

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2018-06-04 08:13 | The export of logs from Sabah, Malaysia a major timber producing state, has been banned with immediate effect. Source: Timberbiz The recently-elected Chief Minister, Mohd Shafie Apdal, said the move was taken to ensure sufficient timber for mills in the State and to secure jobs. The steady decline in availability of natural forest logs is behind this ban, say analysts. In recent years Sabah exported between 200,000 and 300,000 tonnes of logs to countries such as China, Japan, Philippines and...

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2018-06-04 08:13 | In January, China’s State Forestry Administration announced an enormous reforestation campaign, a project that pledges to reforest more than 16 million acres of land, an area roughly the size of Ireland, within the year. Sources: The WorldPost, The Washington Post Chinese President Xi Jinping has led China on an effort to create an “ecological civilization,” in part through environmental restoration projects and crackdowns on polluting industries. The historically coal-dependent nation said in...

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2018-06-04 08:11 | Stand Like Stone has announced the recipients of grants from the 2018 OneFortyOne (OFO) Community Capacity Building Grants. Source: Timberbiz The partnership commenced in 2014 and has to date distributed $80,000 across eight charitable projects that have built capacity in the Limestone Coast. The OneFortyOne Community Capacity Building Grants have delivered a further $50,000 into the community, with the following projects receiving support in 2018: An amount of $18,000 was granted to Youth...

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2018-06-04 08:10 | Between now and the end of June, Tumbarumba based community groups are invited to submit their applications for a grant valued over $10,000 as part of the Hyne Community Trust. Source: Timberbiz The application form and guidelines are available on the Hyne Timber and Snowy Valleys Council websites as well as hard copies available at the Tumbarumba Council Offices reception. Successful applications will demonstrate one or more of the following: Cooperation between organisations to ensure that a...

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2018-06-04 08:09 | The recent arrival of myrtle rust in New Zealand has led many to question whether our biosecurity system is really world-class, particularly in keeping plant diseases out of the country. Sources: Timberbiz, Scoop Media NZ New evidence from the Bio-Protection Research Centre, and published in PLoS Biology, has for the first time assessed just how well our biosecurity system stacks up. New Zealand is in a unique position, having kept records of plant diseases since the late 1800s. “This allows us...

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2018-06-04 08:08 | The crisis in wood supply facing Victoria’s hardwood sawmills is the culmination of successive cutbacks in native forest timber available to industry over almost 50 years. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz “It has been a process of attrition,” said Kevin Wareing, a retired Forests Commission officer, a former lecturer at the Creswick forestry school and the former head of the economics and marketing branch in Victoria’s Department of Conservation, Forests and Lands in the 1990s. Key drivers...

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2018-06-04 08:07 | Green group My Environment still owes VicForests more than $1 million from a Supreme Court case, as the state government’s timber corporation has given up trying to obtain the money. By Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The situation has been condemned by the State Opposition, which said the money should be paid. The issue originated in 2011 when My Environment sought an injunction to stop harvesting three coupes near Toolangi in Victoria’s Central Highlands. The group alleged VicForests had failed...

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2018-06-04 08:07 | Australia’s reported imports of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) are lower than the reality despite rising more than 50% over the last year, according to a major builder. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz Imports of OSB totalled 52,486m3, up 53.8% for the year to the end of March, compared with the prior year. A major home-builder client of IndustryEdge told the forestry and wood products consulting firm that “OSB is replacing plywood in a lot of applications, especially for bracing. In reality, it...

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2018-06-03 23:41 |

The astounding news that Malaysia has just canceled the massive high-speed railway from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore — one of the central elements in...

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2018-06-01 13:19 |

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the chair of ICP Forests, Marco Ferretti, and the PCC would like to express their gratitude to the Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava” and the Joint Stock Company “Latvia’s State Forests” for hosting the 7th ICP Forests Scientific Conference!…

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2018-06-01 00:00 |

This issue focuses on NWFPs and the "bioeconomy", or the economic activities that use renewable biological resources -- in this case NWFPs -- for the production of goods, services, food and energy. Special emphasis is given to the Bioeconomy conference held in Finland: Paltola Rainer of LUKE provides us with a summary under regional dispatches.


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2018-06-01 00:00 |

1 June 2018, Rome, Italy – IFOAM - Organics International and FAO signed an agreement to improve the livelihoods of rural peoples, including mountain smallholders, by strengthening market access and value chains for small-scale producers, enhancing the conservation and use of biodiversity and reducing food loss and food waste.


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2018-05-31 19:11 | New research looks at how the destructive southern pine beetle reacts to cooler weather in its climate-induced, new northern ranges.

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