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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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2017-05-15 20:52 |

The Age of Exploration may be long past, but even in the 21st century, our maps can still get a major update.

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2017-05-15 19:52 | by Naomi van den Berg Ecosystem: a term that never fails to spark my interest, and I was happy to learn there was a session on ecosystem dynamics on my first day at this conference. After having been overwhelmed by many fancy acronyms, I was familiarized with a new one: EbA. EbA stands for ecosystem-based … Continue reading Ecosystem-based adaptation: socio-...

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2017-05-15 18:42 |

Professor William Ripple, Co-author and Oregon State University Professor concluded: 'The Megafauna Conservation Index is an important first step to transparency – some of the poorest countries in the world are making the biggest investments in a global asset and should be congratulated, whereas...(more)

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2017-05-15 13:44 | An Interview with IUFRO President Mike Wingfield (published in IUFRO News Volume 46, Issue 4, 2017) From 18-22 September 2017 IUFRO will celebrate its 125th Anniversary Congress in Freiburg, Germany. Coincidentally, the current issue of IUFRO News is the 125th edition of the electronic newsletter. This presents a perfect opportunity for an interview with IUFRO […]

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2017-05-15 12:40 | Sepang, Malaysia, 15th May 2017–Rhino horns, pangolin scales and now 330 Critically Endangered Malagasy tortoises: Customs officers at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) have made a third stunning seizure of wildlife trafficked from Africa in just over a month.

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2017-05-15 12:18 | YORK, Pa.--May 15, ,2017 --- Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT) announced today that its Dresden facility, a part of the Composite Fibers Business Unit, was recently recognized for service excellence, consistent high quality, and long-term cooperation by Russia’s largest wallcover producer, KOF Palitra. Glatfelter was presented this award during Palitra’s 15-year anniversary reception held last month in Moscow, Russia. The award recognizes the premium quality, efficient convertibility, and overall...

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2017-05-15 12:16 | May 15, 2017 ---Valmet and Orora Limited have signed a multi-year agreement to continue the supply of maintenance and technology services for board making line 'B9' at Orora's Botany Mill in New South Wales, Australia.

The value of the agreement will not be disclosed. The agreement will be effective as of July 1, 2017.

Continuation of good cooperation

Valmet supplied the complete B9 containerboard line in 2012 and took full responsibility for...

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2017-05-15 09:48 |

Recognizing the potential of Peru’s rich peatlands in tackling climate change

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2017-05-15 09:44 | by Steffen Dehn The IFSA delegation attended a side event that specifically dealt with the issue how climate change can be tackled while ensuring the rights of the people with an emphasis on indigenous people. Although the rights of indigenous people are not mentioned in the articles of the Paris Agreement, the preamble sets the … Continue reading...

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2017-05-15 09:10 |

Almost every year, two great events for forest economists are organized in the United States of America. First one, the conference of Western Forest Economists will be held at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins (CO), while the second – International Society of Forest Resource Economists (ISFRE), will be hosted in New Orleans (LA). This year, forest economists will have a really tough choice, and they have to use their ecnonomic theories and scarce resource (time) to select, which...

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2017-05-15 03:50 |

Two common methods to establish silvopasture system is either planting trees on pastureland or thinning trees in the existing forests to create space for growing the understory vegetation. Due to economic constrains, limited resource landowners interested in adopting silvopasture system look for alternative methods to establish silvopasture as a way of land management. Apart from the usual methods of adopting silvopasture, farmers in West Alabama are using small ruminants to clear the...

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2017-05-15 03:48 |

In addition to the products and environmental services provided, trees in silvopastures can benefit animal welfare through the provision of shade. The value of shade for livestock should not be defined merely by apparent gains in productivity as heat may negatively affect animal comfort and behavior prior to any noticeable decline in performance. The objective of a recent study at a 20-year-old hardwood silvopasture site in Blacksburg, VA, was to document not only the productivity of these...

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2017-05-15 03:47 | Bamboo and rattan could be key tools to help realise – and ‘green’ – China’s ambitious ‘Belt and Road’ policy. This was the theme of a topical event hosted in Beijing alongside the international Belt and Road summit, which featured speakers from the UN as well as country Ministers and Ambassadors. Bamboo winding pipes – […]

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2017-05-15 03:46 |

AFTA represents temperate North America, an area of diverse ecological, political, and agricultural characteristics. Many regions are associated with agroforestry working groups, communities, and networks that have a long history (Figure 1). Some of these groups were highlighted in the National Agroforestry Center’s “25 Years” issue of Inside Agroforestry....

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2017-05-15 03:41 |

When I tell people that our 300-acre farm has seven active family members involved in making management decisions, I always see the same smirk creep across their face followed by a comment along the lines of “that must be hard”. I am not going to argue that any farming operation is “easy”, but for us, agroforestry provides a framework for managing our farm as a whole system and, allows each of us to find roles best suited to our skillset and interests.

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2017-05-14 17:00 | Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has been applied successfully to wood identification and verification of origin by the Forest Products Laboratory (LPF) of the Brazilian Forest Service, thanks to support from the ITTO?CITES Programme for Implementing CITES Listings of Tropical Tree Species. NIRS wood identification is now available for 16 endangered tropical tree species, and wood identification and origin verification have been applied to mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla). NIRS is an...

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