This technical report contains the proceedings of the International tropical forest investment forum: issues and opportunities for investment in natural tropical forests. The Forum made a significant contribution to increase the level of understanding on opportunities and constraints for investments in natural tropical forest based enterprises, and on the kind of information and types of tools available or needed to promote more responsible investment.
This technical report contains the proceedings of an ITTO/FAO International conference on tropical plywood. The conference provided a valuable opportunity for tropical plywood producers and consumers to exchange facts, views and experiences on the industry.
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the forest management situation in all 33 of ITTO's producer member countries. Using information submitted by the countries themselves and supplemented by data from a wide range of other sources, it addresses the policy and institutional settings in each country, the approaches taken to the allocation and management of resources, and the status of management of those resources.
This review gauges the overall trends and prospects of India's timber markets with a focus on the tropical timber trade, to bring insight into the current supply and demand status and opportunities for ITTO exporters.
According to this mission, the Guyanese timber industry should use labour-intensive, low-technology approaches to timber extraction based on mobile sawmills and improved chainsaw conversion and, with ITTO assistance, should reorient its approach to marketing.