This user group supports private and community tropical timber producers engaged in the responsible management of natural forests and plantations and their marketing of logs, flitches and poles. It will promote the marketing of logs of lesser-used species by certified forest producers. (To view example, click Brosimum alicastrum).
Over time the editorial panel may recommend other areas, such as technical information exchanges on topics like sustainable harvesting techniques in natural forests or tropical plantation establishment, management and harvesting.
ITTO seeks expressions of interest from local producer organizations and senior technical specialists to participate in the editorial panel for this user group. Please contact: Ramon Carrillo, email@example.com
(For more on forest policy and governance, see www.itto.int).