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
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).
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com
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
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
International Workshop on Production and Marketing of Teakwood: Future Scenarios, 23-25 November 2009 KFRI, Peechi, Kerala, India
The proceedings of the International Workshop on Production and Marketing of Teakwood: Future Scenarios, 23-25 November 2009 KFRI, Peechi, Kerala, India
The Proceedings of the Regional Workshop on "Processing and Marketing of Teak Wood Products of Planted Forests" held during 25-28 September 2007 at Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, India.
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.
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Alerts and News
- Myanmar might export timber products to EU
- Sustainable Management and Genetic Conservation of Teak Resources: Project Formulation Workshop: 26-27 May, Bangkok: Participation (on invitation only)
- Clarification on the Myanmar teak export ban
- GI tag for Nilambur Teak: Opportunities and Legal Paths- News report from the National Daily ‘The Hindu’
- Myanmar’s teak export ban could knock the floor out from under the yacht industry—literally
- The biggest teak tree in Asia has been discovered in Kerala, India
- European Union Timber Regulation(EUTR)
- World Teak Conference 2015