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.

It is little wonder that teak excites more interest among the general public than any other tropical hardwood for its versatile wood with sterling properties.The rapid expansion of teak plantations, however, poses a risk of undermining its reputation in global market place because of wide variations in wood quality with the net effect of reducing the prices and therefore the financial viability of teak planting programmes. To avoid this, teak growers at the community and industrial levels, must ensure that the wood they produce is of the highest possible quality, which will mean choosing the right sites carefully, using good genetic stock, employing optimal rotation cycles and appropriate silvicultural techniques.

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27th Session of Asia Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC), Colombo

  

27th Session of Asia Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) 

23-27 October 2017,  Colombo, Sri Lanka

                   

                 TEAKNET Partner Event                  in the APFC Meeting

The 27th Session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 23-27 October 2017, hosted by the Forest Department of Sri Lanka. TEAKNET will be holding a Partner Event co-sponsored by Teakwood Working Party of IUFRO (Div 5.06.02) on “Teak in Productive Landscapes: An Introduction to Global Efforts for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Teak Resources“ during the meeting. Programme details will be available in 27th Session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission 

 

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TEAKNET Directory

We are updating our TEAKNET Directory of Traders, Planters, Government Officials and Researchers in order to effectively link all the stakeholders across the globe and share information and events related to teak.

 

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