Until now the Suriname forest sector (both commercial loggers and community based forestry) lacks an appropriate set of rules and regulations for sustainable forest use and management.
Based on its National Forest Policy (2005) the Government of Suriname (GoS) aims to improve the contribution of forests to the socio-economic development of the country. As part of this, the Foundation for Forest Management and Production Control (SBB) wishes to gain insight in and knowledge on the economics of Minor Timber Products (MTP), which until present, have their role in part neglected as a potential forest financing mechanism (FFM).
Tropenbos Suriname together with the Centre for Agricultural Research in Suriname (CELOS) and Environmental Services and Support (ESS), and co-sponsoring from WWF-Guianas have published a quarterly specialist journal on Forest and Nature "Vakblad Bos & Natuur" meant for the various stakeholders in the forest and nature field. Seven editions were produced including thematic numbers to commemorate the UN international years on Biodiversity (2010) and Forests (2011), respectively.