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We offer management consulting services to clients throughout the forest products value chain, from resource providers to end users. Our unique experience allows us to recognise relevant driving forces and assess their impact on client business. We help clients capture strategic opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

One main area of our expertise lies in strategy formulation and execution regarding raw materials, markets and products. For instance, we help our clients find new business prospects in raw materiel procurement or better predict the competitive environment.

Another main area of our skills is to combine our leading-edge industry expertise and management consulting know-how with the best practices in the fields of sustainable ecosystem management and biodiversity protection such as supporting our clients in forest management and chain of custody certification.

Recent study:
Billion hectares of land have potential for forest restoration

We complement the skill set of client organisations with our wide and deep industry specific perspective. Our working methods range from technical analysis to process facilitation and from sparring to scenario workshops. We work well on every level of client organisations. With our unique understanding of the whole forest industry cluster, we can interpret trends or nuances in client business landscapes.

 

You can find some historical background information about central Eurpoean forestry here



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2017-03-14 05:08 |

Author: Lamers, H.; Hegde, N.; Hermanowicz, E.; Elias, M. Bioversity International and LIFE Trust (a local NGO) conducted a sequence of participatory research activities in Kalagadde-Kanchigadde to improve incomes earned from forest resources and make in situ conservation activities more gender and socially inclusive. Publisher: Bioversity International Publication Year: 2017 Download here

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2017-03-14 05:08 |

Lone Star State Incident Management Team Deployed to North West Texas Mar. 13, 2017—MERKEL, Texas—The Lone Star State Incident Management Team from Texas A&M Forest Service has set up an incident coordination center in Merkel, Texas to support wildfire response in the western half of Texas. The team

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2017-03-14 04:29 |

The Colorado State Forest Service and Northwest Colorado District of the Bureau of Land Management have entered into an agreement to address beetle-killed timber on BLM-managed public lands in Grand County, which are adjacent to state and/or private lands where similar CSFS-administered management will occur.

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2017-03-14 04:21 | Bamboo and rattan are two of the most valuable Non-Timber Forest Products in the world today, providing livelihoods to millions of people across the tropical and subtropical regions of the globe. Increasingly their products are also sold to consumers further afield in the more affluent regions of the world – international trade in bamboo and […]

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2017-03-14 04:05 |

A project to thin over 2,300 acres of national forest lands that adjoins an area burned in last summer’s Roaring Lion fire near Hamilton will move forward.

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2017-03-14 03:55 |

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act grew out of successful collaboration in a complicated landscape.

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2017-03-14 02:48 |

Dear friends and colleagues, Welcome to the ninth edition of the FTA Gender Integration Team Newsletter: Focus on Gender. In this issue we would like to commemorate International Women´s Day. This year´s theme is ´the working world of women´. In line with this, the newsletter features a research study  on gender and oil palm production and two exciting videos telling the story […]

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2017-03-14 02:00 |

By Susan Onyango, originally published at ICRAF’s Agroforestry World Blog By the year 2050, the world’s population is expected to grow to 9 billion. To meet this increasing demand for food, agricultural productivity must be sustainably improved. The Sustainable Development Goal no. 2 on agriculture, food security and nutrition demonstrates global commitment towards realizing this ambition. The theme for International Women’s Day […]

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2017-03-14 01:17 |

Originally published at CIFOR’s Forests News Researcher Agus Mulyana, affiliated with the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry, speaks about the implications of a recent handover of management rights, and what it will mean for indigenous communities A recent handover of customary land rights from the Indonesian government to indigenous peoples has been hailed as a milestone for […]

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2017-03-13 22:18 |

It’s always easy to look at a glass and say it’s half-empty rather than half-full.

But in the case of Indonesia, a megadiversity nation, even critical observers would have to acknowledge there’s been a fair bit of good news recently.  Here’s a brief synopsis of some of the positive signs:

Looking Up

President Jokowi’s choice for Minister of...

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2017-03-11 07:21 |

Some invasive plants might look pretty, but they threaten the population of Guam's native plants, local experts say.

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2017-03-11 07:07 |

Scientists have trained a quantum computer to recognize trees.

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2017-03-11 06:50 |

David Milarch is on a quest to save California's coast redwoods, some of the world's oldest and largest living things; he may be saving the planet along the way.

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2017-03-11 05:59 | HARTSVILLE, S.C, Mar 10, 2017 -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced it is implementing a $75 per ton price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) in the United States and Canada, effective with shipments beginning April 3, 2017.

“The extraordinarily rapid inflation in our input costs, especially for recycled fiber, has made it necessary for Sonoco to seek recovery in the market,” said Palace Stepps, division vice president of sales and marketing for Sonoco’...

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2017-03-11 05:58 | MONTRÉAL, Mar 10, 2017--- Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced the indefinite idling of its paper mill located in Thorold, Ontario. The facility, which employed over 100 workers, has an annual production capacity of approximately 197,000 metric tons of newsprint on one machine using 100 percent recycled furnish.

The difficult decision to proceed with the indefinite idling is driven by the ongoing significant decline in North American newsprint...

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2017-03-11 05:56 | Mar 10, 2017--Munksjö Oyj (“Munksjö”) has supplemented the merger prospectus dated December 16, 2016. The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has on March 10, 2017 approved the supplement to the merger prospectus, which relates to the publication by Munksjö of its annual report 2016 on February 28, 2017 and the publication by Ahlstrom Corporation (“Ahlstrom”) of its annual report 2016 on February 23, 2017.

The Finnish language merger prospectus and the supplement to the...

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2017-03-10 19:44 |

Published March 9th, 2017 by The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations – Source Special Envoy to the United States David Emerson has issued the following statement following productive meetings in Ottawa and Washington D.C. where he advanced British Columbia’s interests in softwood lumber: “Over the past three days, we have met with elected representatives, officials and stakeholders in Ottawa and Washington, D.C. …

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2017-03-10 19:26 | Conservationists working to safeguard tropical forests often assume that old growth forests containing great stores of carbon also hold high biodiversity, but a new study finds that the relationship may not be as strong as once thought, according to a group of researchers.

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2017-03-10 15:30 | Canada has failed to protect its largest World Heritage Site. A 10-day monitoring mission to Wood Buffalo National Park has resulted in a UN report strongly criticizing Canada. The park risks the embarrassment of joining the list of UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger.

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2017-03-10 15:19 | New report from Swedwatch and Fair Finance Guide shows that seven of Sweden's largest banks invest billions in companies linked to deforestation and violations of indigenous people in Borneo.

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