Publications

Publications

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 Annual Review-World Timber Situation 2012

ITTO has published the Annual Review and Assessment of the World Timber Situation 2012 providing data on production and trade of primary wood products with an emphasis on tropical primary wood products of 75 countries.

 

 

 

Innovations in the Management of Planted Teak Forests, 31 August- 3 September 2011 at KFRI, Peechi, Kerala, India

The proceedings of the International training Programme on Innovations in the Management of Planted Teak Forests, 31 August- 3 September 2011 at KFRI, Peechi, Kerala, India

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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/IUFRO Partner Event in the APFC Meeting

  

TEAKNET/ IUFRO Partner Event in the

27th Session of Asia Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) 

25 October 2017,  Colombo, Sri Lanka

                   

TEAKNET and IUFRO Teakwood Working Party (Div 5.06.02) successfully conducted the Partner Event on “Teak in Productive Landscapes: An Introduction to Global Efforts for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Teak Resources“ during the 27th APFC meeting on 25 October 2017. 

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TEAKNET Directory Online Form

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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