25 No 3

Measures that add value

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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