Forest
& tropical timber industry

From upstream of the sector to the marketing of wood products, including the first, second or third processing industry, TEREA has global expertise in the tropical forest & wood sector.

Natural forests management

Natural forests are home to most of the Earth's biological diversity and contribute to the preservation of water resources, soil protection and the fight against climate change, not to mention their essential social role. Natural forests represent 93% of the world's forests, and tropical ones account for 45% of the global forest cover. They are now disappearing at an alarming rate. The implementation of sustainable forest management measures is an essential step in their development and preservation.

As a recognized specialist in the management of natural tropical forests, TEREA supports the public and private sectors by providing its expertise in the responsible management of several million hectares of tropical forests.

  • Sustainable forest management
  • Preservation and Conservation
  • Forest inventories
  • Forest certification and Traceability
  • Forest laws

Forest plantations

Rehabilitation of degraded sites, erosion control, forest enrichment or carbon sinks, landscaping, wood or fruit production, etc. TEREA supports you in your afforestation projects, whatever their size, from micro-forestry (community or private) to industrial plantation. TEREA's team can help you manage the whole plantation project, from its conception to its implementation in the field.

  • Assessment and local study
  • Conception and Planning
  • Financial and profitability analysis
  • Plantation setting up and management

Wood industry

From the first to the third processing stage, through expertise, training or consulting services, TEREA brings its skills in order to strengthen the capacities of existing processing units, promote their development, and allow the creation of new units adapted to the available resource and market potential.

TEREA proposes to assess industrial sites and wood resources to find technical and strategic solutions that improve the performance of industries and anticipate the evolution of the wood sector.

  • Mastery of the industrial tool
  • Industrial development
  • Production management
  • Support to the artisanal operators
  • Wood energy

Wood sector economy

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Forestry and timber industries are a major sector of the economy in many tropical countries. When carried out in a sustainable manner, they are a key factor in generating employment and tax revenues, and contribute to the preservation of forest resources.

Specialized in the forestry and tropical wood industry, TEREA offers its expertise in carrying out market studies at local or international level, sector analyses, fiscal or economic analyses of the timber sector.

TEREA participates in the implementation of the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, one of the main tools of the European Union (EU) to promote sustainable and legal logging.

TEREA also supports the governments of tropical forest countries in the preparation and implementation of forestry regulations, strategic studies, or in the establishment of economic observatories of the timber sector.

  • Market research
  • FLEGT Action Plan
  • Due Diligence
  • Economic observatories by sector
  • Forest regulation