An ex-post evaluation has found that an ITTO-supported project in Myanmar helped the conservation of high-quality teak genetic materials but would have benefited from more attention to social and policy aspects.
'Global Significance of Teak – Present and Future', TEAKNET Partner Event at Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2016, 22-26 February, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines
The International Teak Information Network (TEAKNET) in association with Teakwood Working Party of International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Div 5.06.02 and FAO of the United Nations jointly organized a Partner Event, “Global Significance of Teak: Present and Future” on 24th February 2016 during the Asia Pacific Forestry Week, 22-26 February at Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines. The Partner Event was organized under Stream 1: Pathways to Prosperity: Future Trade and Markets of the APFW 2016. TEAKNET also set up an Exhibition booth in the conference venue that attracted large number of participants of Forestry Week.
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.
International Workshop on Production and Marketing of Teakwood: Future Scenarios, 23-25 November 2009 KFRI, Peechi, Kerala, India
Teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) is a versatile timber known for its quality, durability and strength. It is used largely for furniture and construction of buildings, ship and boat making, for veneer and as poles. Teak is an undisputed leader of high value tropical timbers. It is always referred to as standard timber for comparative evaluation of quality and utilisation potential of other tropical
Regional workshop on "Processing and Marketing of Teak Wood Products of Planted Forests", KFRI, Peechi, India, 25- 28 Sept 2007.
Teak (Tectona grandis L.f) is being grown in plantations in more than 36 tropical countries across the globe although its natural occurrence is limited to India, Laos Myanmar and Thailand. Of the estimated 187.1 million hectares of global forest plantations in 2000, about 5.7 million hectares (3%) were teak, representing about 75% of the world’s high-quality tropical hardwood plantations, the major producers being India, Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand.
International Conference on "Quality Timber Products of Teak from Sustainable Forest Management", Kerala Forest Research Inst.
International Seminar on "Site, Technology and Productivity of Teak Plantations", Chiang Mai, Thailand, 26-29 January 1999.
Selected papers presented at the seminar were compiled. A paper on the global situation of teak plantations and several papers highlighting teak plantation management issues in different countries like Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Vietnam were included. Papers dealing with specific topics such as tree improvement, mass propagation, disease and pest management and productivity and economics were also included.
This regional seminar on Teak held in Myanmar was the second of this kind organized by FAO, after the first jointly organized by China/ESCAP/FAO in China, March 1991. Seeing the follow-up activities after the first seminar, FAO recognized the need to examine several technical and economic issues in three major subject areas to discuss how to best guarantee the perpetuity of teak: 1) the management of natural teak forests; 2) the management of teak plantations; and 3) the trade and marketing of teak. This book consists of the proceedings of the seminar: record of discussions, thematic papers, country profiles and introduction to TEAKNET (Asia-Pacific Network on Research and Development of Teak).
Fourteen papers covering various aspects of silviculture research on teak in various Asian countries such as Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, and genetic improvement works, planting techniques, storage techniques and growth pattern are included
The proceedings of the International Teak symposium highlight the status of teak cultivation and research. The important aspects like early history of teak planting, silviculture and management, pests, diseases and disorders, genetic improvement, soil, yield, utilisation and environmental issues are dealt with. Other general aspects such as privatisation and commercialisation of teak growing are also dealt with. Status of teak cultivation and research in
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Alerts and News
- Myanmar might export timber products to EU
- Sustainable Management and Genetic Conservation of Teak Resources: Project Formulation Workshop: 26-27 May, Bangkok: Participation (on invitation only)
- Clarification on the Myanmar teak export ban
- GI tag for Nilambur Teak: Opportunities and Legal Paths- News report from the National Daily ‘The Hindu’
- Myanmar’s teak export ban could knock the floor out from under the yacht industry—literally
- The biggest teak tree in Asia has been discovered in Kerala, India
- European Union Timber Regulation(EUTR)
- World Teak Conference 2015