2023-2024 / FORE0012-1

Forest products supply chain


9h Th, 6h Pr, 3h SEM

Number of credits

 Master in forests and natural areas engineering (120 ECTS)2 crédits 


Tom De Mil

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

General presentation of the forest sector.
Timber sales organization. Stumpage prices analysis with practical exercises.
Seminar on forest politics in Belgium (external collaborator) forest certification and its impact on stumpage prices
Personal activity: individual work including literature search, synthesis, critical analysis, search for solutions, oral communication (10 min max.) and reporting (short text and references).

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

This course will explore the analysis and interpretation of multiple relationships in both temperate and tropical timber markets between forest management, economy, wood technology and forest politics.
After completing the course the student is expected to
- make a diagnosis of a particular forest sector
- assess stumpage prices after a public sale of wood lots
- analyse or/and develop the forest policy of a country, of a region

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

General education in forestry.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Lectures and seminar: 9h Individual work and oral presentation: 18h

Recommended or required readings

Various forestry journals

Personal report and oral presentation
Ongoing examination (no examination in June)

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Bât. GE Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech Passage des Déportés 2 5030 Gembloux Belgique

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