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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The ITTO Tropical Forest Update is published quarterly in English, French and Spanish.
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Latest editions

Issue 32 No. 2

Tropical forests: relief for a scorched Earth

As global temperatures soar and unprecedented heatwaves and wildfires hit countries around the world, ITTO is urg...

Issue 32 No. 1

Many issues, one solution: tropical forests

The latest Tropical Forest Update reports on how, at key UN conferences in 2022, ITTO emphasized the crucial role of ...

Issue 31 No. 3/4

Sustainable tropical forestry: a pathway to a healthy planet

This issue of Tropical Forest Update reports on the 58th session of the International Tropical Timber Council, hel...

Issue 31 No. 2

Polishing tropical timber’s green credentials

Wood is part of the answer to global challenges. It stores carbon and is energy-efficient and aesthetically ple...


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