ITTO Teak Mekong


Welcome to the official page of the ITTO – Teak Mekong project “Enhancing the conservation and sustainable management of teak forests and legal and sustainable wood supply chains in the Greater Mekong Sub-region”. In this page we will give regular update of the project activities in the partner countries in Mekong sub-region.


About ITTO Teak Mekong project

Given the importance of teak’s prominent position in the global timber market and its potential to contributing to national economic growth and local livelihoods, the International Topical Timber Council (ITTC) at its 53rd Session in Peru in 2017 approved an activity entitled “Enhancing Teak Management” under ITTO Biennial Work Program for 2018-2019 as a comprehensive global activity to improve the management and marketing of both natural and planted teak in all three tropical regions. The ITTO project “Enhancing the conservation and sustainable management of teak forests and legal and sustainable wood supply chains in the Greater Mekong Sub-region”, is funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Government of Germany. The first stage of this activity in the Greater Mekong Sub-region consisting of 5 participating countries began with the launch of the project in Bangkok, Thailand on 23rd April, 2019.The participating countries include Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. The project period is for 3 years (March 2019-Februarly 2022)

The specific objectives are:


1.     The conservation of teak genetic resources, sustainable management and use of natural teak forest and market access of teak from legal sources. 

2.     Community based smallholder teak forest management and agroforestry systems with improved legal and sustainable supply chains 

3.     Regional and international collaboration, information sharing and knowledge management, networking, policy development and outreach on the sustainable management of teak forests.


TEAKNET involvement


Teaknet is involved in the project with respect to the 3rd objective. The specific functions and responsibilities of Teaknet include:

• Produce outreach material and short project newsletter online in a regular way, once in two
   months highlighting the implementation of project activities and teak- based research and
   development information including teak supply and consumption

• Support the dissemination of the outreach and training material through a user-friendly, easily
   accessible webpage to support regional forest policy development for the sustainable management
   of teak forests. The webpage will be hosted by both TEAKNET and Kasetsart university, Thailand.

• Support the planning and organization of the 4th World Teak Conference in 202o in Ghana.


Teak Mekong Newsletter


TEAK Mekong Newsletter support and facilitates teak networking in the Mekong sub-region through ITTO member countries and partners, and support sharing lessons of the project results through short news release, occasional papers, project related teak-based research and development information. The bi-monthly newsletter is released online through TEAKNET webpage www.teaknet.organd co-hosted by Kasetsart University, Thailand










       Volume 1 (1): 2019    










Volume 1 (2): 2019 










Volume 1 (3): 2019 










Volume 1 (4): 2019 










Volume 2 (1): 2020 











                      Volume 2 (2): 2020 










                      Volume 2 (3): 2020 










                      Volume 2 (4): 2020 










                      Volume 2 (5): 2020 










                      Volume 2 (6): 2020 










                      Volume 3 (1): 2021










                      Volume 3 (2): 2021










                      Volume 3 (3): 2021










                      Volume 3 (4): 2021



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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". 

Click here to watch the full video   


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





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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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