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What makes good wood?

Through the EU-funded ‘Applied research in ecology and social sciences in support of sustainable management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa’ (RESSAC) programme, the Centre for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF) is supporting a consortium to explore and better understand the ecological and genetic determinants of wood quality in various forest species that are currently harvested for timber in the Republic of the Congo.

“We believe that research has a crucial role to play in the sustainable management of Central Africa’s forests,” said Vincent Istace, Olam Agri’s sustainability director. “It allows us to better understand forest ecosystems and assess the impacts of climate change, to name just a few of its benefits. 

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