TEAKNET Partner Event in the 4th International Congress on Planted Forests, 23-27 October 2018, Beijing, China

The International Congress on Planted Forests is an international academic conference that is being organized by the International Union on Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) with the technical support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United nations through its Planted Forests Programme. Three Congresses have been held so far. The 4th ICPF aims to investigate the contribution of planted forests to green development in the context of global changes. The 4th ICPF focussed on an interface between the scientific community, the wider society and government policy initiatives related to planted forests.

TEAKNET organised a Partner Event during the Congress with the support of FAO and IUFRO Teakwood Working Party (Div.5.06.2).  You can download the Presentations of the Partner Event below. 


Presentations of the Partner Event


Global Teak Support Programme for the Sustainable Management of Natural and Planted Teak Resources in the Tropics

Thulasidas PK, TEAKNET Coordinator, India


Enhancing Conservation and Sustainable Management of Teak Forests and the Legality of Wood Supply in the Greater Mekong Sub-region

Tetra YANUARIADI, Project Manager, ITTO, Japan


Smallholder Farmers Contribution to Planted Teak

James M Roshetko,  Agroforestry System Scientist, World Agroforestry Centre, ICRAF, Indonesia


The growth of Teak (Tectona grandis Linn. f) Plantations in Myanmar: Preliminary Case Study on Bago Yoma Range, Myanmar

Zar Chi Hlaing, Staff Officer, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, Myanmar


Mineral Nutrient Diagnosis of Young Teak (Tectona grandis) Plantations Grown on Acidic Soils in South China

Zaizhi Zhou, Professor,  Research Institute of Tropical Forestry,  Chinese Academy of Foresty, Beijing 


TEAKNET as a Network Platform for Global Teak Sector

Sreelakshmy MP, Coordinator PR & Communications, TEAKNET, India


A Cost-Effective Approach to Pruning Teak: Integrating the Hand Pruning Method in a Teak Pruning Regime and Justification for Adoption

Nelly Grace Bedijo, Programme Associate, FAO Plantation Development, Uganda


Teak Plantations in Modified Taungya System (MTS): One of The Strategies for Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) in Ghana

Valerie Lomokuor Fumey Nassah, Plantations Manager, Foresty Commission, Ghana


A Preliminary Distance Dependent Individual Tree Simulator for Teak (Tectona grandis L. f) Plantations Incorporating Thinning Regimes

Mauricio Jerez-Rico, Professor,  Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela


Teak Breeding in China

Guihua Huang, Asst. Professor, Research Institute of Tropical Forestry,  Chinese Academy of Foresty, Beijing

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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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