'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.

 

Experts from the Asia Pacific region and from overseas converged at Widus Hotel on 24 February, to discuss the way forward in promoting Teak (Tectona grandis) as one of the major high-value tropical timber species. Due to a significant decrease of log supply from natural teak forests reported from Myanmar, caused by overexploitation and land conversion to agriculture, coupled with high demand, interest and investments in establishing and managing teak plantations in many tropical countries has notably increased. Against this background a Global Teak Support Programme is currently being designed by IUFRO, TEAKNET and FAO with the objectives to conserve the existing natural teak resources for future genetic breeding programmes and planted teak for sustainable management was presented by Dr. Michael Kleine from IUFRO headquarters, Vienna. The Session was attended by over 25 participants and five papers were presented.

 

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Presentations of the Partner Event

 

Global Teak Support Programme

Michael Kleine, Dy. Executive Director, IUFRO HQ, Austria

 

Rationale for Clonal Teak Plantations

Doreen Goh, Managing Director, YSG Biotech, Malaysia

 

Teak Resources for a Sustainable Future

P.K. Thulasidas , Coordinator, TEAKNET, India

 

Teak Trade and Market – ITTO’s Perspective

Li Qiang, Systems/Market Analyst, Trade and Industry Division, ITTO, Japan

 

TEAKNET:An International Teak Information Network

Sreelakshmy. M.P, Coordinator PR & Communications, TEAKNET, India

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The International Congress on Planted Forests (ICPF) is being organised by the FAO of the United Nations and the International Union on Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) among others. 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 will also provide for an interface between the scientific community, the wider society and government policy initiatives related to planted forests.

 

TEAKNET will be participating to organize a Partner Event during the Congress with the support of FAO and IUFRO Teakwood Working Party (Div.5.06.2).  Details of the session will be available soon in our website www.teaknet.org

 

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