Measures that add value


Marking a log during its in-forest milling in the Brazilian state of Pará as part of an ITTO project to boost the country’s woodflooring sector. Photo: I. Jankowsky

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.