Lesser Known Timber Species

ATIBT launches the project “LKTS”: promotion of Lesser Known Timber Species (LKTS) in the Congo Basin.

The project is divided into practical modules gathering pragmatic actions targeted (overview, PPECF tests, wood under rails, sectoral approaches, method of marketing, etc …), and relies on current initiatives or to be defined on this theme.

The first step, the overview, aims to centralize and capitalize the knowledge acquired on these species by the different stakeholders in the sector, in terms of both available resources and renewability, as well as performance when processing.

See the document : Situation of LKTS and recommendations

ATIBT wants to facilitate access to information on these species, which are either few present or absent on the markets, and which, although not unknown to professionals in the tropical timber sector, deserve to be better valued.

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