4th World Teak Conference 2021, 23-26 August 2021, Accra, Ghana

The 4th World Teak Conference (WTC) with the theme “Global teak market: Challenges and opportunities for emerging  markets and developing economies” is being organized by the International Teak Information Network (TEAKNET) in collaboration with Forestry Commission Ghana, Africa with the support of the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO), Japan, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Teakwood Working Party (IUFRO Div5.06.02) of International Union Forest Research Organisations. The WTC will focus on the current state of knowledge and future challenges for the sustainable development of the global teak sector in a changing world.



TEAKNET celebrates Silver Jubilee in 2020!!



Coinciding with organisation of World Teak Conference in Ghana, TEAKNET is celebrating its Silver Jubilee year in 2020. Considering the prominent position of teak in the global timber market and its natural home range limited to the Asia Pacific region, FAO of the United Nations Regional Office for Asia Pacific conceived the idea of establishing a network exclusively for the single species of teak. Thus, TEAKNET took its birth in 1995 in Myanmar. Currently, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, in India hosts its Secretariat since 2008.  



Ever since its establishment, TEAKNET has now grown from its suboptimal state to a world- wide hub for information network that caters to the needs of the researchers, cultivators, loggers, traders, farmers, scientists and policy makers alike. Over the years, TEAKNET organised many international seminars/conference/workshops and training programmes on teak cultivation and management and its sustainable use in different parts of the world. TEAKNET was a partner of the Global Teak Study report published by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) in 2017. At present, TEAKNET is a project Partner for information management in the ITTO executed teak project for Mekong countries for three years starting March 2019 covering five countries, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Lao PDR and Cambodia. TEAKNET continues its journey supporting the teak fraternity on a global scale and on the occasion of WTC in Ghana, we are planning special lecture/invited talk on TEAKNET,  the details will be announced in the conference web page (www.worldteakconference2020.com)  in the coming months.


For more details of World Teak Conference 2020


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Download the First Announcement 

Local Organizing Committee Inauguration 

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Download List of Local Organising Committee Members

Download List of Scientific Organising Committee Members


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WEBINAR Series 1 by Dr. CTS Nair on the topic "The Future of Production and Trade of Teak: Emerging Scenarios in a Changing World". 

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WEBINAR Series 2 by Sinan Hagenah on the topic "Population genetic considerations for selection of plant reproductive material of teak (Tectona grandis)". 





ITTO Project on Sustainable Teak Management for Mekong subregion

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The ITTO Teak project  "Enhancing Conservation and Sustainable Management of Teak Forests and Legal and Sustainable Wood Supply Chains in the Greater Mekong Sub-region" commenced its activity since March 2019. We are happy to bring out an online bi-monthly newsletter highlighting the implementation of the project activities and teak-based research and development information including teak supply and consumption for our esteemed readers.



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