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Kerala Forest Research Institute, TEAKNET host institution at Peechi, Kerala, India



TEAKNET is an international network of institutions and individuals interested in teak. Teaknet addresses the interests of all the categories of stakeholders related to teak, whether they are growers, traders, researchers or other groups with a profound interest or concerned with teak. From time to time, the organization formulates action plans focusing on the short term and long term needs of the global teak sector. Success of the network is critically dependent on wider participation, by all those concerned with conservation, management and utilization of teak.


Objectives of TEAKNET

  • To link the national, regional and international institutions / organisations working on teak for sharing information and experience
  • To serve as a dialogue platform among the tree growers, traders and researchers on problems in teak sector to find solutions
  • To facilitate transfer of knowledge and dissemination of information useful to tree growers, local traders, exporters and importers on all aspects of teak including market information and price trends through its website www.teaknet.org
  • To promote studies on issues that hinder development of the  teak sector which include quality assessment of short rotation teak, unification of log grading rules and tracing the geographical origin of teak logs to prevent illegal logging and ensure sustainability 
  • To develop online databases and decision support tools beneficial to stakeholders of teak sector
  • To facilitate the exchange of genetic materials (superior seed sources/improved planting materials) to enhance productivity subject to the country regulations
  • To publish periodical reports/bulletins and organize meetings for the development of teak sector including matters related to development of timber certification and carbon credits


TEAKNET Secretariat

TEAKNET is basically manned by an International Steering Committee and its headquarters is currently located at the Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), Peechi, India which acts as the host institution for the functioning of Teaknet.  The Secretariat of Teaknet was established in KFRI with the support of FAO Regional office for Asia-Pacific, Bangkok.  

TEAKNET Bulletin

TEAKNET brings out a quarterly electronic newsletter (TEAKNET Bulletin) through its website. It is intended for circulation among the members of TEAKNET and other stakeholders around the globe. The Bulletin welcomes short articles, research results of non-technical nature etc. from researchers, teak growers and traders for inclusion as news items. To subscribe the online TEAKNET Newsletter, enter your email below.

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. 


Download Presentations of the Partner Event


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