Setting up training courses for the forest and timber trades

By developing forestry management and timber processing knowledge and skills of local people, we can ensure tropical forests’ survival for future generations.

SDG Correspondence

This Fair&Precious commitment meets the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal # 8

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

"For every tree logged in this manner [CL], some ten to 20 others are severely damaged by untrained fellers and machine operators working without the aid of detailed maps or supervision. Numerous studies have demonstrated that with appropriate harvest planning of log extraction paths, coupled with worker training in directional felling [under SFM], 50% or more of this collateral damage can be avoided"
(Putz et al., 2008)


  • As desirable as sustainable forest management may be, achieving it can be a difficult proposition. Therefore, it is crucial for timber companies that want to make SFM an integral part of their operations to train their managers well in proper principles and practices of sustainability (Aik & Tway, 2010)
  • Forest workers training is recognized as a necessary precondition for sustainable forest management (Tsioras, 2013).
  • Training translates into better implementation of recommended forest management practices (Romero et al., 2013).
  • Generally, more people living adjacent to the FSC-certified community forests were aware of the forest bylaws, and also positive to them, as compared to those living adjacent to the non-FSC forests (Kalonga et al., 2015).

Official Partners

Françoise van de Ven, President ATIBT


Do you want forest resources to be preserved?
Do you want to contribute to helping local populations and to protect the fauna and flora?
Do you want to help us promote a sustainable material with exceptional qualities?

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