3rd World Teak Conference 2015, 11-15 May 2015, Guayaquil, Ecuador

The 3rd World Teak Conference 2015 with the theme “Strengthening Global Teak Resources and Markets for Sustainable Development" was held in Guayaquil, Ecuador during 11-15 May 2015. The Conference was attended by 341 registered participants from 35 countries representing 5 continents, to share knowledge and experience and to exchange ideas on the multiple economic, social and environmental benefits that teak resources can provide. The participants represented government institutions, the private sector, universities, research institutes, international and non-governmental organizations. A detailed report and Abstracts of the conference can be downloaded.









Session I: Economics, Investments, Markets and Trade

  1. Global Teak Trade in the Aftermath of Myanmar’s Log Export Ban
  2. Current status of legal framework and administrative procedures in Myanmar
  3. Principales Componentes de la Rentabilidad y las Oportunidades de Mercadeo de la Teca
  4. Insights into the Teak Market from a Latin American Perspective
  5. Return Drivers on Teak Plantations
  6. Proposal for a joint effort to promote plantation teak through a Global Teak Association
  7. Financial Model for a Tree Breeding Program (TBP) with Teak
  8. Teak - Perception and Usage in India


Session II: Genetics, Tree Improvement, Silviculture & Wood Quality

  1. Teak clonal forestry:Rationale, first accomplishments and suggestions
  2. Genetic Improvement of Teak in India for Growth and Timber quality
  3. Genetic diversity and breeding of teak in Myanmar
  4. Experiencias y tendencias al analizar el manejo aplicado a diferentes rodales de teca
  5. Worldwide Teak Resources: Genetic Map of Natural Populations
  6. Mejoramiento genético de teca (Tectona grandis Linn. f.) asistido por marcadores moleculares
  7. Heartwood Colour Variation in Different Geographical Provenances of Teak at 27 Year-old
  8. Functional genome of Teak
  9. Top Teak – From Test Tube to Worldwide Exportation
  10. Towards Securing Geographical Indications Status for Nilambur Teak – The Wood Quality Perspective


Session III: Management Models for Different Value Chains, including Small Holder



  1. Enhancing key elements of the value chain for plantation grown wood in Lao PDR
  2. Models of smallholder teak production in Indonesia: the emerging dominant value chain
  3. Modeling a Planning and Management System for Industrial Forest Plantations
  4. Promoting teak plantation development in Uganda: Sawlog Production Grant Scheme (SPGS) model
  5. Simulador de crecimiento y secuestro de carbono para plantaciones de teca
  6. Future Perspectives of TEAKENT



Session IV: Teak Plantation Management & Environmental Protection


  1. Teak Plantations embedded in the natural landscape
  2. Key Factors For Optimal Growth of Teak
  3. Plagas y Enfermedades en Plantaciones de Teca en Centroamérica
  4. Técnicas de mecanización para el mejoramiento de las condiciones físicas del suelo y aumento de la productividad de plantaciones nuevas y ya establecidas de Tectona grandis
  5. Teak Nutrient Disorder Symptoms In a Hydroponic System Correlated With Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) models
  6. Long Term Assessment Of The Growth And Yield Of 15 Years Old Plantation Grown Teak
  7. Fire management at Kilombero Valley Teak Company
  8. Wind damage was related to thinning intensity in 10 yr teak 


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IUFRO All Division 5 Conference 2017-Vancouver, British Columbia



Registration opens !!


Important Upcoming Dates


  • Early bird registration extended upto April 15
  • Scientist Assistance Program – apply by March 15
  • SWST Student Poster Competition – apply by March 15
  • Regular registration rates: April 1 – May 10


The 2017 IUFRO All-Division 5 (Forest Products) Forest Sector Innovations for a Greener Future conference will be held in Vancouver, BC from June 12th to 16th at the Pinnacle Hotel (downtown Vancouver). The Conference is jointly organized by IUFRO Division 5 and the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, FP Innovations, and the Society of Wood Science and Technology (60th International Convention). Learn more about this conference.


TEAKNET is joining hands with Teakwood Working Party of IUFRO (Division 5.06.02) to organize a Technical Session on “Teak Resources for a Sustainable Future” during the Conference.

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