Tropical Forest Update

Assessing achievements

Evaluating progress towards an organization’s goals or objectives is not easy. It requires a clear baseline to start such an analysis from, a good understanding of how outputs contribute to objectives and a willingness to examine faults and weaknesses as rigorously as positive achievements.


  • Fulfilling the mission

    by Marc J. Dourojeanni
    A review of 20 ITTO diagnostic missions finds flaws in the program and recommends improvements
  • Incentives are the key

    by Jorge Malleux ITTO projects use innovative strategies to secure the support of communities for forest restoration
  • Rattan is no basket case

    Florence P. Soriano
    An ITTO-funded project to promote rattan has created opportunities for forest-based communities
  • Long-term logging

    Erika del Rocío López Rojas
    Guyana’s ITTO-supported forestry training centre is a key element in the shift towards SFM
  • Fellowship Report

    By Vag-Lan Borges ITTO Fellowship supports study on new economics of Babassu palm in Brazil
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Issue 27 No 3

Keeping track of the forest

Forests are complex ecosystems, and they change over time. Contemporary sustainable forest management (SFM) ...

Issue 27 No 2

The buzz on green supply chains

There’s plenty of talk these days about “sustainable” or “green” supply cha...

Issue 27 No 1

Putting the pieces together

Sustainable forestry has much to offer at all scales, from the household to the planetary. Certain non-renewab...

Issue 26 No 4

Know your timber

The sustainable conservation and use of forests—sustainable forest management, to put it another way&...

Issue 26 No 3

Holding the ground on mangroves

Mangroves are among the Earth’s most productive ecosystems and they produce many goods and environment...


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