Forest Chains


Keeping up with international developments

Commodities produced in forested landscapes such as timber, palm-oil, shea-butter, cocoa, and coffee go through a complex series of stakeholders and channels before making their way to domestic and international markets. Stakeholders within these forest commodity chains have to work with ever changing consumer demands, market and certification regulations, technological advancements, and an increasing number of national and international laws and regulations.

Forest Chain Management specialists are equipped with the competences needed to examine each actor in the chain (including producers, smallholders, suppliers, processors, traders, retailers and consumers) and analyse the different stages from harvest to processing and consumption [from forest to floor] from various perspectives, including sustainability. They will thus enhance their ability to manage, facilitate and innovate these forest value chains.

Study programme

The study programme is targeting mid-career forest professionals, whether working for a private company or as consultant, in the public- or NGO-sector. The study approaches forest value chain development from different perspectives of sustainability, business economics, logistics, quality management, certification, marketing, information flows and international trends.



Information about this specialisation:

PROGRAMMEMaster of Agricultural Production Chain Management
News Overview

VHL welcomes new batch of master students


03-10-2018 • Van Hall Larenstein welcomes the new batch of international master students as the VHL Master Programme year 2018-2019 opens today.  read more

Story Overview

John Dofrian reviews flowery visit

John Dofrian at International Trade Fair Aalsmeer

Students of the Master of Agricultural Production Chain Management and Bachelor students went on a trip to Aalsmeer and Vijfhuizen to visit the International Trade Fair, which was organised in November 2016 by Flora Holland.  read more

We are using cookies for the functioning of this site and to get statistics from visits. These statistics help us to improve the site even further. See our cookie explanation page for the use of cookies and the statistics.
By using this website we assume that you agree with our statements.
We use cookies for this site, by visiting we
assume that you agree with our statements.
I agree