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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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2017-10-17 03:00 |

Inside the lives of migrant workers from Nepal

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2017-10-17 01:07 | While we were busy with activities this past year including workshops, tree talks and more, we fell silent on our blog. We would like to change that and are seeking your input to shape the future of this resource. Posts planned for the next few weeks include an update on the work the OUFC has […]

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2017-10-16 19:36 | We are happy to report that the weekly GLAD deforestation alerts from the University of Maryland are back online for the Amazon, Central Africa and insular southeast Asia. They’re available for the following countries: Amazon Central Africa Southeast Asia Brazil Burundi Brunei Peru Cameroon Indonesia Central African Republic Malaysia Democratic Republic of the Congo Papua […]

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2017-10-16 18:36 | The Government of the Arkhangelsk region announced that it has postponed the establishment of the protected area in Dvinsky forest at least until the end of 2018, and acknowledged that it would not be possible to establish the protected area within optimal borders according to the regional Forest Plan with the size of 489,000 ha. This statement was published on the official website of the regional Government with reference to Konstantin Doronin (the Minister of natural resources and forest...

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2017-10-16 17:47 |

Building on a successful first phase, the Gender Research Fellowship Programme is back for round two.This unique programme has been designed to strengthen the capacity of researchers and partners working within the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees...

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2017-10-16 11:51 | IUFRO All-Division 3 Meeting at the 125th Anniversary Congress An Interview with Division 3 Coordinator Woodam Chung, Oregon State University, USA PDF for download —– The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the […]

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2017-10-16 11:09 |

Grown in Britain has launched a series of ‘Old Chestnuts’: electronic postcards intended to demonstrate that British-grown timber is a modern material. They are also intended to dispel old myths on issues such as quality and availability, which have long been outpaced by investment in production at UK mills. Launched on the campaign’s Twitter feed […]

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2017-10-16 10:35 | Tomorrow the last conference of the Sumforest project is held. The project will be reborn into the ForestValue project. Today the management committe and the steering committe of the ERA-NET Sumforest meets for the last time. Sumforest is a EU financed project coordinating European forest research that now ends. But…

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2017-10-16 10:04 |

An update from INBAR’s Construction Taskforce. Update: Bamboo standards development Context: Since 2010, a European harmonized standard for the CE marking of bamboo flooring has been under development. This standard lays out health and safety standards, as well as requirements related to the appearance and tolerance of bamboo flooring. This European standard is expected to […]

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2017-10-16 07:40 |

The sheer number of bamboo species can make it difficult to know how to treat and use them. This is one major challenge which the INBAR-led, IFAD and EU funded South-South Knowledge Transfer Strategies project is aiming to tackle, through its intensive training programmes taking place in Ethiopia, Madagascar and Tanzania. In the most recent, […]

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2017-10-16 04:00 | By Josefhine Chitra, Arief Wijaya and Rizky Firmansyah Oil palm plantation in East Kalminatan, Indonesia. Photo by Mokhamad Edliadi/CIFOR. As part of the world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia faces a unique challenge in achieving equitable development across its 16,000 islands. Despite strong overall economic growth, development is still concentrated in the western parts of Indonesia, like Java, […]

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2017-10-16 03:57 |

As migrant workers leave their villages behind, landscapes and social hierarchies are being shaken from tradition

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2017-10-16 00:54 |

Three leading researchers in Africa -- Eugene Dongmo, Louis Nkembi, and Arend de Haas -- have produced a stunning picture of deforestation in the Congo Basin. 

The Congo is one of the world's great rainforests, second in size only to the Amazon. 

It harbors an incredible diversity of wildlife, including the critically endangered ...

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2017-10-15 05:27 |

The Nature Conservancy and the Forest Service plan to work together on a new approach to thinning Arizona's overgrown forests.

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2017-10-15 05:18 |

Gov. Kate Brown has declared Oct. 15-21 as "Oregon Forest Products Week" in recognition of Oregon's leadership in manufacturing wood products, developing innovative wood products, and designing and constructing tall wood buildings.

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2017-10-15 05:11 |

It's time to focus on solutions rather than worry about who was right 30 years ago.

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2017-10-14 18:09 | Ninety years ago the first state statistical account of forests was carried out in USSR - as of October 1, 1927 (in some publications it is indicated as of October 10). Prior to this in the pre-revolutionary period a complete statistical account of forests was carried out only in the European-Ural part of Russia - in 1881 and 1887. In the Asian part, accounting was made conditionally, mainly according to the land use data. In fact, the accounting for 1927 was the first complete account of the...

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