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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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2016-10-23 15:38 | This month’s World Rainforest Movement Bulletin includes an article about REDD in Central America, written by Henry Picado (Red de Coordinación en Biodiversidad), Zuiri Méndez (Kioscos Ambientales), and Mariana Porras (Coecoceiba Amigos de La Tierra). Looking at the REDD process in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Panama the article concludes that none […]

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2016-10-23 03:46 |

Imagine if someone built two giant coal-fired power plants right next to the last livable place in your country.  How terrible would this be?

That is what the Bangladesh government is planning to do near the Sundarbans, the largest intact mangrove forest on Earth -- and the only sizeable mangrove area left for the globally endangered Bengal Tiger...

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2016-10-23 03:23 |

The week of celebrating and contemplating the state of Montana’s forestry industry wrapped up with visit to an active logging project tucked into the side of Mount Sentinel.

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2016-10-21 22:46 |

Instead of having hot, dry conditions leading to a patchwork of fires, we now have so much built up fuel in our forests that entire forests are burning up.

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2016-10-21 18:24 | Only a small share of Congolese villagers is the driving force behind most of the deforestation. They're not felling trees to feed their families, but to increase their quality of life. These findings indicate that international programs aiming to slow down tropical deforestation are not sufficiently taking local farmers into account.

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2016-10-21 18:02 |

21 Oct  2016 : The United Nations Committee on Food Security (CFS) (1), adopted a set of recommendations at its annual meeting in Rome this week that emphasize the need to address the impacts of unsustainable meat and dairy production on deforestation, land grabbing, and food security.

These recommendations are welcomed by the Global Forest Coalition (2), and other civil society organizations that had advocated for them (3). They particularly welcomed recommendations related to the...

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2016-10-21 12:28 | Oct 21,2016 --Stora Enso Imatra Mills introduced the Procemex web inspection and web monitoring system. The system helps Stora Enso to better investigate the root causes of web breaks, reduce the number of breaks and increase production efficiency.

Stora Enso Imatra Mills is the largest manufacturer of liquid packaging board in the world. Consumer packaging board used in contact with food and liquids must meet strict quality requirements set for food safety. What is more, no...

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2016-10-21 12:25 | SPOKANE, Wash.--Oct 21,2016-- Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2016.The company reported net sales of $435.3 million for the third quarter of 2016, down 1.6% compared to net sales of $442.2 million for the third quarter of 2015. Net earnings determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, for the third quarter of 2016 were $0.9 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to $23.1 million, or $1....

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2016-10-21 12:19 | This week I’ve read that Confor, the sustainable forestry organisation, is calling on the government to put more money in so we can grow more trees, boosting the forestry sector and helping us comply with the recent Paris Agreement on greenhouse gas emissions in the process. Well, hurrah. About time too. A committed, modern, forward-thinking approach [...]

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2016-10-21 10:28 |

By Peter Veit and Helen Ding, originally published on World Resources Institute Indigenous Peoples and other communities hold and manage 50 to 65 percent of the world’s land, yetgovernments recognize only 10 percent as legally belonging to these groups, with another 8 percent designated by governments for communities. That’s bad economic policy. WRI’s new report, […]

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2016-10-21 10:15 |

By Sander Van de Moortel, originally posted at ICRAF’s Agroforestry World Blog Visitors from all over Indonesia flock to small villages in Southeast Sulawesi that have found ways to increase their profits while reducing environmental impact. The villagers are keen to share their knowledge. The occupants of the car brace themselves as it suddenly swerves left, off the safe asphalt […]

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2016-10-21 09:58 |
A new report on “Forest biomass, carbon neutrality and climate change mitigation” has been recently published by the European Forest Institute (EFI) within EFI´s “From Science to Policy” series.

Forest biomass, carbon neutrality and climate change mitigation
“World leaders finalized a historic global agreement to combat climate change in Paris in December 2015. They...

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2016-10-21 08:44 |

How Adaptive Collaborative Management is transforming the landscape in Uganda

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2016-10-21 08:32 |

Title of presentation: Once, there was a lake About the presentation: Any change that happens in natural landscapes also affects and transforms social and cultural norms, and power and gender relations. This message is illustrated in the form of a story about Houria’s findings while working in Northern Mali; where the daily livelihoods of a […]

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2016-10-21 06:54 | Last night I had the opportunity to attend the Colville showing of “Era of Megafires” at the Colville High School.  Considering that it was scheduled at the same time as the final 2016 presidential debate, attendance was good.  The presentation was a combination of the work of Dr. Paul Hessburg from the Northwest Research Station … Continue reading "Era of Megafires"

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2016-10-21 05:01 | New York, USA, 21st October 2016—With possibly as few as 4,000 snow leopards surviving in the wild, a new report from TRAFFIC has found that hundreds of the endangered big cats are being killed illegally each year across their range in Asia’s high mountains.

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2016-10-21 04:38 |

  Dear friends and colleagues, Welcome to the eigth edition of the FTA Gender Integration Team Newsletter: Focus on Gender. On this issue we would like to commemorate the International Day of Rural Women and invite you to knowledge and celebrate rural women for the contributions they make to their households, their communities and their landscapes. Please feel free to share with us any gender and […]

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2016-10-21 03:50 |

About a third of this year’s spruce beetle larvae are expected to mature a early, adding their number to the outbreak as next year’s crop takes flight in the spring.

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2016-10-21 03:19 |

Pea soup-like smoke from a prescribed burn that limited driver visibility to the length of a front hood is being linked to a series of accidents on I-40.


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