Industry development

Themes

»Value adding
Adding value to tropical timber as a key to sustainable development more
»Reduced impact logging
Promoting careful harvesting to reduce environmental impact and improve efficiency more
»Efficiency
Encouraging the efficient processing and use of tropical forest products more
»Marketing
Seeking to expand markets for tropical timber from sustainable sources more

ITTO's forest industry action program is designed to assist member countries to develop efficient and value-adding forest-based industries with the aim of increasing employment and export earnings. It includes work on value adding, efficiency in processing and utilisation, reduced impact logging, and marketing.

For a detailed account of ITTO's action agenda, please refer to the current ITTO Action Plan.