25 No 3

Measures that add value


An important aspect of sustainable forest management is ensuring that forest products and services generate sufficient financial returns to pay for the upkeep of the forest. Many tropical timber-producing countries seek to add value to their raw products as a way of increasing export revenues and generating employment and a skilled workforce. This edition of the TFU takes a look at work being done to encourage value adding in the tropical forest sector.

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Contents of TFU 25 No. 3

• Selling tropical timber in Africa

• Boosting the intra-African tropical timber trade

• Improving Brazil’s woodflooring production chain

• Gateway to international timber trade

• Information: a key to competitiveness

• The power of women

• Improving ramin resource management

• Saving freshwater flooded forests in Mexico

• Fellowship report

• Market trends

• Topical and tropical

• Meetings