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Abstract of the XXV IUFRO World Congress 2019, 29 September -5 October 2019, Curitiba, Brazil

​The XXV IUFRO World Congress held at Curitiba, Brazil during 29 September – 5 October 2019. The IUFRO World Congress is held at 5 year intervals, well attended by more than 2,000 participants. It brings together scientists and stakeholders from all parts of the world to discuss scientific and technical issues related to priority areas of forest research, policy and management. 

 

The abstract is now available and can download by using this link.

 

FAO. 2019. Forest Futures – Sustainable pathways for forests, landscapes and people in the Asia- Pacific region. Asia Pacific Forestry Outlook Study III; FAO-RAP, Bangkok

FAO of the United Nations Regional office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok has released the Asia Pacific Forestry Outlook Study III during APFW 2019 at Incheon, Korea.This publication presents scenarios and a strategic analysis to help policymakers and other actors understand the future roles of forests and the forest sector within the broader economy and how best to address the challenges ahead in the Asia Pacific region.

ITTO - Biennial Review and Assessment of the World Timber Situation 2015-2016

ITTO has released the Biennial Review and Assessment of the World Timber Situation 2015–2016, giving insights into developments and trends in the global timber sector and international timber markets. The Review reports on production, trade and prices for primary wood products (industrial roundwood, sawnwood, veneer and plywood); trade and prices for secondary processed wood products (SPWPs); major traded tropical wood species; and directions of trade for primary tropical wood products. The latest edition of the Review features a comprehensive case study on the plywood industry in China, which has become one of the world’s biggest plywood producers. 

The global teak study. Analysis, evaluation and future potential of teak resources (IUFRO World Series Vol. 36)

Teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) is one of the most valuable tropical hardwoods of the world. Together with other high-grade hardwoods, teak is sought in the global markets for its beauty, strength and stability, natural resistance and wide array of applications ranging from quality furniture through interior joinery to cultural uses. Given the importance of teak, a group of experts from IUFRO, FAO and TEAKNET conducted a global teak study addressing best practices and lessons learned on the conservation of teak genetic resources and the sustainable management of teak forests in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  

Global Markets for Plantation Teak; Implications for Growers in Lao PDR

Lao PDR has an estimated resource of 40,000 ha of plantation teak, 26,000 ha of which is grown by smallholders in the north. This resource is maturing and becoming of commercial interest to wood industries within Lao PDR and its neighbours China, Vietnam and Thailand and the more distant markets of India. To make best use of their resource, Lao stakeholders must be familiar with the broader international markets, both in regards to demand and access requirements, as part of decision making processes. Without knowledge of market drivers, prices and trends, policy makers, managers and smallholder growers are at a disadvantage. Conclusions are

Biennial Review and Assessment of the World Timber Situation 2013-2014

ITTO has published the Biennial Review and Assessment of the World Timber Situation 2013-2014,  providing the most up-to-date and reliable international statistics available on global production and trade of timber, with an emphasis on the tropics. It also provides information on trends in forest area, forest management and the economies of ITTO member countries.

Until 2013, the Review and Assessment of the World Timber Situation was published annually. Since the entry into force of the International Tropical Timber 2006 (ITTA, 2006), the Review has been published biennially (Article 28).

Planted Teak: Global Production and Markets, with reference to Solomon Islands

This publication has been done as part of the Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative (PARDI). Funded by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research  (ACIAR) and managed through the University of Queensland, PARDI seeks to create sustainable livelihood development outcomes for the South Pacific forestry, fisheries and crop-based sectors through research related to improving value chains.

TEAK: New Trends in Silviculture, Commercialization and Wood utilization

This book is by Dr. Luis Ugalde Arias. Topics covered in the book include the status and current trends of natural and planted teak forests, the selection of planting sites, propagation and nursery techniques, silviculture and plantation management, harvesting, wood characteristics and processing, financial issues and environmental impacts.Superior planting stock in the form of genetic clones developed for specific environmental conditions; along with modern management techniques have transformed it into a champion producer of high quality wood with a very bright future. Unfortunately, too many plantations still do not take advantage of these greatly improved opportunities.

Computer Software for Data Analysis of Teak Seed Production Areas (SPA Analytics 1.0)

 

In order to set up Seed Production Areas (SPAs), SPA Analytics software helps to prepare the list of inferior trees to be culled by ranking the trees based on traits such as height, clear bole height, girth at breast-height, straightness and roundness of the stem, health and crown characteristics of the trees. For copies please contact Librarian, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi library@kfri.org;sarojam@kfri.org

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Teak Plantations in Latin America: Myths and Realities

 

CATIE in association with FAO published a book entitled "Teak Plantations in Latin America: Myths and Realities" in Spanish. The publication is available in hard copy, but will be mainly to digital (PDF) distribution to provide a better access to those who are interested in America: Myths and Realities

To download this publication in Spanish please go to the below link

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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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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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