Cesefor (a private non-profit Foundation) is a service centre for the promotion of forestry and forest-based industries, originally within the Region of Castilla y León (Spain) but today with a national and international remit. Cesefor aims to contribute to rural development through its projects, addressed to increase competitiveness and sustainability of forestry industries that use regional forest resources. In order to do this, Cesefor brings together a range of services: capacity building, consultancy, training and R&D projects.