The global teak study. Analysis, evaluation and future potential of teak resources (IUFRO World Series Vol. 36)

Teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) is one of the most valuable tropical hardwoods of the world. Together with other high-grade hardwoods, teak is sought in the global markets for its beauty, strength and stability, natural resistance and wide array of applications ranging from quality furniture through interior joinery to cultural uses. Given the importance of teak, a group of experts from IUFRO, FAO and TEAKNET conducted a global teak study addressing best practices and lessons learned on the conservation of teak genetic resources and the sustainable management of teak forests in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  

The study was partially funded and commissioned by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Japan. The report with policy recommendations has been published by International Union of Forest Research Organisations as IUFRO World Series Publication No. 36 and can be downloaded below.

 

Published: June 2017

Authors: Walter Kollert, Michael Kleine, (eds.)

ISBN: 978-3-902762-77-1

ISSN: 1016-3263

Pages :108

 

 

 

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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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