“Teak Resources for a Sustainable Future”, TEAKNET Partner Event in the IUFRO 2017 All Division 5 (Forest Products) Conference,12-16 June, Vancouver, BC, Canada

As part of IUFRO All Division 5 Conference with the theme ‘Forest Sector Innovations for a Greener Future’, TEAKNET in association with IUFRO Teakwood Working Party (Div 5.06.02) organized a Partner Event “Teak Resources for a Sustainable Future” on Friday, 16 June 2017 at Port of Singapore, Hotel Pinnacle Harbourfront, Vancouver. Delegates from the Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and from other regions attended the Partner Event.

Prof. (Dr.) Yafang Yin from Chinese Academy of Forestry and Executive Secretary of International Association of Wood Anatomists (IAWA), Leiden, The Netherlands chaired and moderated the session. In this Session, five oral papers and one poster was presented.

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Presentations in the Partner Event

 

Development of Teak Market and Industry: Challenges and ways forward

Tetra Yanuariadi, ITTO, Japan

 

Genetic gain in clonal deployment of teak (Tectona grandis Linn. f.) and operational implications at Novelteak Costa Rica

Mario Espinoza, Novelteak, Costa Rica

 

TEAKNET: a complete networking solution for the teak stakeholders

Sreelakshmy MP, Thulasidas PK; TEAKNET, India

 

Effect of thermo-treatment on the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of wood Tectona grandis and Gmelina arborea from forest plantations

Roger Moya, Costa Rica

 

Global Teak Support Program for conservation and sustainable use of teak genetic resources

Thulasidas PK (TEAKNET); Michael Kleine (IUFRO); Walter Kollert (FAO)

 

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TEAKNET Partner Event in the 4th ICPF 2018

  

TEAKNET Partner Event in the

4th International Congress on Planted Forests

23-27 October 2018, Beijing, China

 

TEAKNET and IUFRO Teakwood Working Party (Div 5.06.02) with the support of FAO the United Nations Regional Office for Asia Pacific (FAO RAP), Bangkok successfully organised a Partner Event on Teak Mainstreaming High Quality Timber Production from Planted Teak Forests and Efforts for Conservation of Teak Genetic Resources” on the occasion of FAO’s 4th International Congress on Planted Forests 2018 at China National Convention Centre on 23 October 2018, Beijing. The Executive Director of IUFRO, Dr. Alexander Buck delivered a felicitation address and briefed about IUFRO, the world leader of global network of forest science cooperation and touched upon the teak related activities under the teakwood working party since almost a decade. 

Delegates from Asia Pacific, South America, Europe and Africa attended the session. Participants from 20 countries deliberated over a wide range of topics on various issues of teak cultivation, conservation of genetic resources, forest landscape restoration, marketing and trade. Dr. Benjamin Caldwell (FAO-Rome), Mr. Kenichi Shono (FAO RAP- Bangkok) chaired the Sessions and Dr. Tetra Yanuaridi (ITTO – Japan) lead the panel discussion that followed. 

 

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