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Celebrating Over 40 Years of Success

The business, when formed in 1973 , was a Partnership with the registered name International Forest Science Consultancy (IFSC).  In 1986 the Company was incorporated and changed its registered name to Land and Timber Services Ltd though for a period continued to trade overseas as IFSC. In 1992 the trading names of the company were unified and the registered name was changed to LTS International limited (LTS).  In 2009, to reflect our increasing project activity in Africa and to facilitate further growth in our Africa footprint, LTS established a subsidiary, LTS Africa Limited (LTSA) in Kenya and opened an office in Nairobi. In 2013, LTS established another subsidiary in Malawi, LTSM-Chitukuko. Together, LTS, LTSA, and LTSM Chitukuko are known as the LTS Group. In 2015, LTS established an office in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Since 1973, the LTS Group has worked in over 100 countries and we have an extensive track record of over 900 assignments, most notably in Africa, Asia and Europe. In the early years, LTS International had a regional geographical focus on Asia, managing long-term forestry programmes in Nepal, India and Indonesia. During the past fifteen years, the regional footprint has broadened with a special emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. Going forward with a much more diverse portfolio of service offerings, the LTS Group will be operating in south-east Asia and deepen its engagement in Africa.

As a majority owned subsidiary of LTS International, the establishment of LTS Africa in 2009 reflected the LTS Group’s commitment to be a leading provider of technical services in support of sustainable development, and in particular the land, forest, water and natural resource management sectors. LTS Africa offers exciting and timely opportunities to build on LTS International’s track record by strengthening our collaboration with partners, associates and clients in Africa.

Since the founding of LTS, we have worked with both public and private sectors and we have seen numerous changes and challenges. Over the years, many ‘current issues’ have required us to look to our past to understand how to best address the core issues in development: economics, building capacity, re-shaping policies, empowering the poorest. We have a strong and extensive history in each of these areas.

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Service areas:
redd
FLEGT
climate change
m&E
water
ecosystems