TEREA is a private consulting firm based in France, Gabon, Cameroon and Argentina working on natural resource management in tropical environments. A recognised specialist in the forest, tropical timber and environment sector, TEREA offers expertise, technical assistance, advice or training to administrations, private operators, NGOs or donors. TEREA multidisciplinary team is made up of more than thirty experienced specialists in forest management, woodworking, climate issues and the environment.
Oréade-Brèche, a consulting firm in environment and development, has been active at national and international level for more than 30 years. Oréade-Brèche team will be almost complete in June 2013. Our team, composed of about forty consultants, is specialized in the following themes: agriculture and rural development, natural spaces, landscapes and protected areas, water management and integrated coastal zone management, forest management and wood sector, ornamental arboriculture, infrastructure development, environment and sustainable development, climate change-energy, socio-economics. On these themes, over the years, Oréade-Brèche has acquired significant know-how in planning, evaluation and technical assistance. Oréade-Brèche also has an important network of international experts.
ONFI has been active for more than 15 years through expertise, study or consulting missions, training, and technical or administrative assistance. ONFI manages a wide range of topics: natural forest management (training, development, certification, FLEGT), plantations (forestry and agroforestry), geomatics (satellite imagery), natural risks, protected areas / ecotourism, integrated land management or biomass energy. ONFI works with scientific and technical partners, donors, private clients, governments, NGOs and finally the ONF.
Active since 2000, the Belgian association Nature+ specialises in community-based and participatory approaches to natural resource management. Mainly oriented towards Central Africa, it intervenes mainly in the field of community forestry, technical assistance to forest operators (including the integration of wildlife and social aspects in management) and the management of non-timber forest products (plants and animals). Nature+ is also recognised as a training provider. Composed of forestry experts, Nature+ assists managers of tropical natural environments by proposing targeted interventions based on solid scientific foundations. To this end, it works in close collaboration with the Laboratory of Tropical and Subtropical Forestry of Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (University of Liège, Belgium).
FRM is a private and independent forest engineering firm based in Montpellier in the South of France. FRM assists actors in the forest and timber sectors in Europe and internationally. To advance the cause of tropical forests, FRM favours proximity to the field, scientific rigour, pragmatism, training and dialogue. Its forest engineers have been working for 25 years in the service of the planet's tropical forest ecosystems. In the field, we work for a better understanding and a reasoned and sustainable management of natural and forest resources in contact with populations, economic operators and local authorities. The missions carried out by our experts on a short-term basis or within the framework of multi-year projects benefit from the most recent technologies and are based on the latest advances in scientific research. The objectives are to gain a better understanding of forest ecosystems in order to optimise their management; ensure the maintenance of their social and ecological functions; contribute to the fair redistribution of the products generated; protect biodiversity; enable selective and sustainable timber harvesting; reduce the negative impacts on ecosystems; encourage the use of by-products and waste from forest exploitation for energy purposes; and build on the prospects offered by biomass and forest carbon. To date, FRM has supported stakeholders in the sustainable management of tropical rainforests in the development and sustainable management of more than 20 million hectares of natural forest, representing more than 10% of the total rainforest area of the Congo Basin.
Form International is a forest management and services company that manages forest assets in Africa and provides a range of technical and financial services to clients worldwide. Its clients' managed assets include 27,000 hectares of sustainable forest plantations, forest restoration, nature conservation areas and agroforestry in Ghana and Tanzania. The focus is on the restoration of degraded forest lands in productive, ecological and social landscapes.