Project portfolio

The following is a list of ITTO projects in the field of value adding initiated since 1999. All budget amounts are in US dollars. For a complete list of all operational and completed projects financed by ITTO, please refer to the ITTO Annual Report.

In the project numbers given below, 'PD' denotes project and 'PPD' denotes pre-project. The suffix 'F' denotes Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management, 'M' the Committee on Economic Information and Market Intelligence, and 'I' the Committee on Forest Industry.

Sustainable management of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in Cameroon, Congo, Gabon and Central African Republic

Project number :  PPD 19/01 Rev.2 (I)
Project country :  Cameroon, Congo, Gabon and Central African Republic
budget :  ITTO: $75,626
IUCN: $18,008
Total $93,634
Submitted by :  Common Fund for Commodities (CFC)
Implementing agencies :  International Conservation Union (IUCN Regional Office in Central Africa)
ITTO funding sources :  Common Fund for Commodities
Financed at session No :  40

Summary

This pre-project builds on PPD 19/01 Rev.1 (I) "Sustainable Management of Non-Timber Forest Products in Congo’s Forest Under Sustainable Management". The study should investigate the potential and socio-economic benefits that could accrue from sustainable development of these resources in Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, and Central African Republic. The results of the study, which will be shared at a regional meeting, could lead to more sustainable use of resources of adding-value and more effective economic exploitation.

Besides timber products, the Congo Basin's forest ecosystems include an important volume of non-timber forest products (NTFPs). NTFPs are of considerable economic interest for Cameroon, Congo (Republic of), Gabon, and Central African Republic as a whole, and for the local population living in forest areas in particular, due to the fact that NTFPs contribute to the improvement of their living conditions. However, appropriate data or information on these products as a resource base are not available at present.


Improving utilization and value adding of plantation timbers from sustainable sources in Malaysia

Project number :  PD 306/04 Rev.1 (I)
Project country :  Malaysia
budget :  ITTO: $499,867
Government of Malaysia: $830,134
Private sector: $116,000
Total: $1,446,001
Submitted by :  Government of Malaysia
Implementing agencies :  Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) in cooperation with the Timber Research & Technical Training Centre of the Sarawak Forest Department and the Forest Research Centre of the Sabah Forest Department
ITTO funding sources :  Bali Partnership Fund (Sub-account A)
Financed at session No :  37

Summary

This project is designed to produce technical data on the characteristics of selected plantation-grown timbers from Malaysia. Expected outputs include: harmonised procedures for the evaluation of basic properties of plantation species; technical information and data on anatomical, physical, chemical and mechanical properties of test timber species as well as their sawing, machining, veneering, drying and bonding properties; and the technical evaluation of value-added products such as doors, windows and solid flooring boards.


Promotion of tropical non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in Guangxi Autonomous Region, China, based on sustainable community development

Project number :  PD 73/01 Rev.5 (I,M)
Project country :  China
budget :  ITTO: $286,677
Government of China: $283,258
Total: $569,935
Submitted by :  Government of China
Implementing agencies :  Guangxi Forestry Research Institute (GFRI)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  37

Summary

This three-year project aims to promote the sustainable use and management of promising NTFPs in order to contribute to the social and economic development of the project sites in Fangcheng District, Shansi and Ninming counties, Guangxi region. The project will conduct field surveys of the three promising NTFPs to determine their distribution, production, processing and markets and establish three demonstration plots of 100 hectares each to enhance the participation of local communities in managing and utilising the selected NTFPs
on a sustainable basis. Training courses will be organised for key stakeholders involved in promoting NTFPs and the project will also establish three community-based cooperatives to
promote selected NTFPs at the project sites.


Improvement of the sustainable management and utilization of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in Cambodia

Project number :  PD 275/04 Rev.3 (I)
Project country :  Cambodia
budget :  ITTO: $440,312
Government of Cambodia: $130,100
CIRAD: $18,000
Total: $588,412
Submitted by :  Government of Cambodia
Implementing agencies :  Cambodia Forestry Administration
ITTO funding sources :  Bali Partnership Fund (Sub-account A), Norway
Financed at session No :  37

Summary

This 36-month project will promote the sustainable management of NTFP resources by improving social, economic and legal aspects of NTFP production and trade. Specifically, the project will: help strengthen the local management of NTFPs in four provinces (Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Thom, Mondulkiri and Rattanakiri) through the development of villagers' associations in collaboration with local communities and NGOs; and build local capacity to better integrate local villagers with NTFP markets by addressing socioeconomic and legal aspects of existing market channels.


Utilization of small-diameter logs from sustainable source for biocomposite products

Project number :  PD 40/00 Rev.4 (I)
Project country :  Indonesia
budget :  ITTO: $600,000
Government of Indonesia: $265,163
Total: $865,163
Submitted by :  Government of Indonesia
Implementing agencies :  Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University
ITTO funding sources :  Common Fund for Commodities
Financed at session No :  38

Summary

This 36-month project will collect and make available comprehensive information on the structure and composition of small-diameter logs (SDL), which genetically and environmentally never exceed 50 cm in diameter but may account for as much as 56% of forest structure, and their potential use in biocomposite products. The research will be carried out on a plot of 300 hectares of lowland tropical rainforest to be established at PT Alas Kusuma Forest Concession Holder, West Kalimantan. The research will focus on the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of SDL, with sample collection and wood identification.


Demonstration and application of production and utilization technologies for rattan sustainable development in the ASEAN member countries

Project number :  PD 334/05 Rev.2 (I)
Project country :  Philippines
budget :  ITTO: $629,873
Government of the Philippines: $270,000
Total: $899,873
Submitted by :  Government of the Philippines
Implementing agencies :  Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
ITTO funding sources :  Bali Partnership Fund
Financed at session No :  39

Summary

This 48-month project is designed to promote the development of ASEAN’s rattan sector through demonstration and application of rattan management and utilization technologies in line with the recommendations of the Regional Conference on Sustainable Development of Rattan in Asia held in Manila, Philippines from 22 to 23 January 2004, which was organized under ITTO pre-project PPD 51/02 Rev.1 (I) "Application of Production and Utilization Technologies for Rattan Sustainable Development in the ASEAN Member Countries". The Regional Conference highlighted the need for ASEAN collaboration on rattan research and development in order to address the issue of the unsustained development of the rattan industry in the ASEAN region in particular with regard to the dwindling supply of commercially useful rattan.

The project intends to establish rattan demonstration plots of 20 hectares for each country of the ASEAN member countries through development of technical manuals on rattan management and training. Trainings on rattan utilization technologies are planned for the production of quality furniture, handicrafts and other products after research work on relevant technologies. Regional training courses and meetings are planned to enhance the skills and capacity of the ASEAN member countries in the fields of taxonomy, inventory, production and utilization technologies. The project work also includes the establishment of an ASEAN Rattan Centre as a network for discussion and policy sharing to support the implementation of rattan projects at the national level.


Non-timber production and sustainable development in the Amazon

Project number :  PD 31/99 Rev.3 (I)
Project country :  Brazil
budget :  ITTO: $387,185
UnB: $120,000 (in kind)
IBGE: $104,000 (in kind)
ABC/UAP: $30,000 (in kind)
Brazilian Service for Small-size and Medium Enterprises: $14,000 (in kind)
Total: $655,185
Submitted by :  Government of Brazil
Implementing agencies :  University of Brasilia
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Switzerland
Financed at session No :  28

Summary

This 24-month project is continuing the research and extension work on the promotion of non-timber production in the Amazon initiated under ITTO project PD 143/91 Rev.2 (I) 'Non-wood tropical forest products: processing, collection and trade'. It is collecting and making available comprehensive socioeconomic and technological information on non- timber production in the Amazon. It is also adding to a Portuguese-language database of Amazonian non-wood forest products.


Development and extension of preservation technology of tropical plantation timber

Project number :  PD 52/99 Rev.2 (I)
Project country :  China
budget :  ITTO: $166,690
GDFRI $142,500
Total: $309,190
Submitted by :  Government of China
Implementing agencies :  Guangdong Forest Research Institute (GDFRI)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA
Financed at session No :  28

Summary

This project studied and disseminated timber-processing and utilisation technologies for plantation timber to improve the efficiency of the wood-processing industry. Research work focused on the development of appropriate preservation standards and drying procedures for plantation timber such as Eucalyptus urophylla and Acacia mangium.


Processing and utilisation of almaciga (Agathis philippinensis Warb.) resin as a source of industrial chemicals

Project number :  PD 36/99 Rev.4 (I)
Project country :  Philippines
budget :  ITTO: $342,743
Government of Philippines: $381,000
Total: $723,743
Submitted by :  Government of the Philippines
Implementing agencies :  Forest Products Research and Development Institute
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Switzerland
Financed at session No :  28

Summary

The specific objectives of the project are to study the technical and economic aspects of refining crude almaciga resin at a pilot scale and to develop industrial chemicals from refined resin. The project involves the promotion and transfer of improved tapping techniques for almaciga resin and development work for increased and further processing of the resin into higher value products in order to promote development opportunities and income in almaciga-producing forest communities.


Improvement of sustainable management and utilization of tropical non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in Cambodia

Project number :  PPD 1/00 Rev.1 (I)
Project country :  Cambodia
budget :  ITTO: $77,648
Government of Cambodia: $13,000
Total: $90,648
Submitted by :  Government of Cambodia
Implementing agencies :  Department of Forestry and Wildlife
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA, France
Financed at session No :  28

Summary

This pre-project is assessing the current situation of production, utilisation and trade of tropical non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in Cambodia, with a view to formulating a project proposal for improving the sustainable management and utilisation of NTFPs.


Sustainable management and utilization of sympodial bamboos in south China

Project number :  PD 10/00 Rev.2 (F,I)
Project country :  China
budget :  ITTO: $482,452
Government of China: $231,600
Total: $696,052
Submitted by :  Government of China
Implementing agencies :  The Research Institute of Subtropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Australia, Republic of Korea
Financed at session No :  28

Summary

This project is developing and disseminating knowledge and technologies to promote the sustainable management and efficient utilisation of sympodial bamboo. This kind of bamboo is distributed widely in southern China. The project is establishing a conservation garden of sympodial bamboo genetic diversity based on an analysis of the genetic resource and identifying two 1,000-hectare experimental and demonstration areas for the implementation of high-yield and sustainable management models.


Promotion of the utilisation of bamboo from sustainable sources in Thailand

Project number :  PD 56/99 Rev.1 (I)
Project country :  Thailand
budget :  ITTO: $452,996
Government of Thailand: $322,200
Total: $775,196
Submitted by :  Government of Thailand
Implementing agencies :  Royal Forest Department, Thailand
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  27

Summary

This project is focusing on the development and dissemination of knowledge to promote the efficient utilisation of bamboo, with a view to developing guidelines for improving the sustainable harvesting of bamboo and to the generation of income for rural communities.


Training workshop on further processing of tropical timber in the Asia-Pacific region

Project number :  PD 20/00 Rev.1 (I)
Project country :  Asia-Pacific
budget :  ITTO: $192,432
KFRI: $34,600
Total: $227,032
Submitted by :  Government of Republic of Korea
Implementing agencies :  Korean Forestry Research Institute (KFRI)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA, Australia
Financed at session No :  28

Summary

This project is organising a regional training workshop on further processing of tropical timber in the Asia-Pacific region in Seoul, Korea, with a view to promoting value-added manufacturing opportunities for tropical timber.


Utilisation of tropical plantation timber in the southern part of China

Project number :  PPD 18/99 Rev.2 (I)
Project country :  China
budget :  ITTO: $49,247
Government of China: $33,600
Total: $82,847
Submitted by :  Government of China
Implementing agencies :  Research Institute of Wood Industry, the Chinese Academy of Forestry
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Republic of Korea
Financed at session No :  27

Summary

This pre-project assessed the existing problems associated with the utilisation of plantation-grown tropical timber in the southern part of China and developed strategies for value-adding.


Promotion of non-timber forest products in the Terai region of Nepal

Project number :  PPD 6/99 Rev.3 (M,F,I)
Project country :  Nepal
budget :  ITTO: $49,772
Government of Nepal: $20,588
Total: $70,360
Submitted by :  Government of Nepal
Implementing agencies :  Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA
Financed at session No :  27

Summary

This pre-project is assessing the status of non-timber forest product management in three of Nepal's Terai districts (Banke, Parsa and Morang) by determining current use and identifying the potential and means for increasing production.


Introduction of a village industry in the community around an industrial forest plantation in Indonesia

Project number :  PD 58/99 Rev.1 (I)
Project country :  Indonesia
budget :  ITTO: $363,536
Seameo-BIOTROP: $180,000 + in kind
PT Sumalindo: $88,325 + in kind
Total: $631,861
Submitted by :  Government of Indonesia
Implementing agencies :  SEAMEO-BIOTROP
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Republic of Korea
Financed at session No :  27

Summary

This project is investigating the processing and utilisation of the bark of Acacia mangium, Eucalyptus spp and Paraserianthes falcatria from industrial forest plantation areas in East Kalimantan to produce tannin, adhesive material, pelleted animal feed and fertiliser, which will in turn contribute to the development of local communities through the establishment of a village industry.


Promotion of sustainable utilisation of rattan from plantation in Thailand

Project number :  PD 24/00 Rev.1 (I)
Project country :  Thailand
budget :  ITTO: $292,457
Government of Thailand: $337,500 (in kind)
Total: $629,957
Submitted by :  Government of Thailand
Implementing agencies :  Forest Research Office, Royal Forest Department
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  29

Summary

This three-year project is developing and disseminating knowledge and technologies to promote the sustainable management and efficient utilisation of rattan, an important trade commodity for forest dwellers that is now in short supply due to over-exploitation. The project is establishing two demonstration plots: Sakon Nakhon province in the northern part of Thailand for the harvesting and utilization of rattan shoots; and Krabi province in the southern part of Thailand for the sustainable management of rattan shoots and canes.


Development of a project proposal for the economic valuation of production forests and agroforestry systems in the Peruvian Amazon

Project number :  PPD 13/00 Rev.1 (M)
Project country :  Peru
budget :  ITTO: $37,980
INRENA*: $10,000
ICRAF**: $10,000
Total: $57,980
Submitted by :  Government of Peru
Implementing agencies :  *National Institutx for Natural Resources in cooperation with the **International Centre for Agroforestry Research
ITTO funding sources :  Switzerland, USA
Financed at session No :  29

Summary

This pre-project developed a project proposal for the economic valuation of environmental goods and services derived from forest management and agroforestry systems in the Peruvian Amazon. It also convened a multi-institutional workshop on the subject with the participation of experts from the Amazon region.


Application of production and utilization technologies for rattan sustainable development in the ASEAN member countries

Project number :  PPD 51/02 Rev.1 (I)
Project country :  Philippines
budget :  ITTO: $102,464
Government of the Philippines: $73,350
Total: $175,814
Submitted by :  Government of the Philippines
Implementing agencies :  Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA
Financed at session No :  33

Summary

This pre-project is assessing the socioeconomic acceptability and financial and market feasibility of rattan production and utilisation technologies in Southeast Asia.


Assessing the contribution of selected non-timber forest products based on a community participation approach to support sustainable forest management

Project number :  PPD 55/02 Rev.2 (I)
Project country :  Indonesia
budget :  ITTO: $49,036
Bogor Agricultural University: $2,000
PT Adindo Hutani Lestari: $2,000
Total: $53,036
Submitted by :  Government of Indonesia
Implementing agencies :  Bogor Agricultural University
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  33

Summary

Under this pre-project a study was conducted on the socioeconomic conditions of local communities engaged in the collection of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The pre-project also formulated a full project proposal to empower such communities to produce high-value NTFPs.


Investment promotion and enterprise development of the timber industry in Ghana

Project number :  PPD 63/02 (I)
Project country :  Ghana
budget :  ITTO: $53,000
Govt. of Ghana: $6,300
Total: $59,300
Submitted by :  Government of Ghana
Implementing agencies :  Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, Ghana Timber Association and Ghana Timber Millers' Organisation
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  33

Summary

This pre-project is critically evaluating investments in the timber industry with a view to helping managers, decision-makers and policymakers formulate appropriate strategies to ensure the sustainable development of wood-based enterprises.


Pre-feasibility study for the industrial utilization of rubberwood (Hevea brasiliensis) including the formulation of a pilot case study for implementation in a specific area of Colombia

Project number :  PD 46/99 Rev.3 (I)
Project country :  Colombia
budget :  ITTO: $137,684
Government of Colombia: $41,300
Total: $178,984
Submitted by :  Government of Colombia
Implementing agencies :  Centro Para la Inversion de Sistemas Sostenibles de Produccion Agropecuaria
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  31

Summary

This project is assessing the feasibility of a rubberwood processing industry in Colombia and formulating and establishing a pilot study for the production of guidelines to assist investors and communities in developing such an industry.


Feasibility study for the production of sawnwood from tropical forests using appropriate technologies

Project number :  PPD 7/00 (I,F)
Project country :  Ecuador
budget :  ITTO: $57,986
Government of Ecuador: $16,200
Total: $74,186
Submitted by :  Government of Ecuador
Implementing agencies :  Corporacion de Desarrollo Forestal y Maderero del Ecuador (CORMADERA)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  31

Summary

This pre-project examined the feasibility of producing high-quality sawnwood using appropriate technologies for the harvesting of timber from sustainably managed sources by groups of farmers in tropical moist forests.


Review of international wooden furniture markets

Project number :  PPD 25/01 (I,M)
Project country :  Global
budget :  ITTO: $169,065
Total: $169,065
Submitted by :  ITTO
Implementing agencies :  ITTO Secretariat
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  31

Summary

This pre-project assessed the outlook for wooden furniture into the 21st century with the aim of providing a view of those products and markets where tropical timber producers are likely to be competitive.


Promoting sustainable utilization of bamboo through community participation in sustainable forest management

Project number :  PD 146/02 Rev.1 (I)
Project country :  Myanmar
budget :  ITTO: $453,616
Government of Myanmar: $29,100
Total: $482,716
Submitted by :  Government of Myanmar
Implementing agencies :  Forest Department
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Republic of Korea
Financed at session No :  32

Summary

This project is establishing two demonstration plots covering ten selected bamboo species in 100 hectares for research and extension. Using the results of the research the project will provide technical support to key stakeholders, including minority groups and women, through training courses and the provision of technical manuals on bamboo plantation management, harvesting and processing. The project is also in the process of establishing two small bamboo cooperatives to generate income for local people.


Development of sustainable rattan production and utilization through participation of rattan small holders and industry in Indonesia

Project number :  PD 108/01 Rev.3 (I)
Project country :  Indonesia
budget :  ITTO: $434,839
Government of Indonesia: $367,150
Total: $801,989
Submitted by :  Government of Indonesia
Implementing agencies :  Directorate General of Land Rehabilitation and Social Forestry
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA
Financed at session No :  32

Summary

This project is conducting research and development work on the properties of selected rattan species, appropriate rattan processing technologies (post-harvest, preservation, drying, bending, etc), a rattan grading system, rattan product development, and marketing, and establishing four demonstration plots in West Java. It is also establishing two small rattan industries in West Java for the extension of rattan processing technologies and conduct training to facilitate technology transfer.


Sustainable management of non-timber forest produce (NTFP) in Maharashtra State, India

Project number :  PPD 5/00 Rev.1 (I)
Project country :  India
budget :  ITTO: $64,522
Government of India: $18,150
Total: $82,672
Submitted by :  Government of India
Implementing agencies :  Maharashtra State Forest Department
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  31

Summary

This pre-project is assessing the present status of the management of NTFPs in selected areas of Maharastra State of India with the aim of providing information on the policy gaps that must be bridged as a pre-condition for their sustainable management.


Application of an experimental model for the economic appraisal of the utilization and management of Colombian flora case study: Meliaceae and Anacardiaceae

Project number :  PD 132/02 Rev.1 (M)
Project country :  Colombia
budget :  ITTO: $45,898
Government of Colombia: $70,004
Total: $115,902
Submitted by :  Government of Colombia
Implementing agencies :  Economic Botany Program, Natural Sciences Institute, National University of Colombia
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  32

Summary

This project is applying an experimental model with a series of biological and socio-economic variables to give an economic value to Meliaceae and Anacardiaceae species.


Improvement of rubberwood utilization and marketing in Thailand

Project number :  PD 51/00 Rev. 2 (I,M)
Project country :  Thailand
budget :  ITTO: $406,138
Government of Thailand: $100,020
Thai Rubberwood Industry Association: $32,230
Total: $538,388
Submitted by :  Government of Thailand
Implementing agencies :  Forest Products Research & Development Division, Forest Research Office, Royal Forest Department
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA, Republic of Korea
Financed at session No :  30

Summary

This project aims to help the Thai furniture industry regain its competitive edge in world markets. Specifically, through a series of appropriate training seminars and the provision of suitable methodologies it is upgrading national skills and capabilities in rubberwood resource assessment, industrial management, processing technologies and the export marketing of furniture.


Improved and diversified use of tropical plantation timbers in China to supplement diminishing supplies from natural forests

Project number :  PD 69/01 Rev. 2 (I)
Project country :  China
budget :  ITTO: $588,815
Government of China: $733,150
Total: $1,321,965
Submitted by :  Government of China
Implementing agencies :  Research Institute of Wood Industry, Chinese Academy of Forestry
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Australia
Financed at session No :  30

Summary

This project is developing processing techniques for solid wood products such as joinery, furniture and building products from existing eucalypt and acacia plantations in southern China. It is also evaluating the suitability of newly planted eucalypt and acacia plantations for further processing and assisting in the transfer of technologies and the dissemination of the scientific knowledge obtained in the project to the relevant public.


Pre-project for the Ecuadorian tropical timber industry environmental management

Project number :  PPD 15/99 Rev.2 (I)
Project country :  Ecuador
budget :  ITTO: $71,740
Government of Ecuador: $7,000
Total: $78,740
Submitted by :  Government of Ecuador
Implementing agencies :  Sustainable Forestry Management Corporation (COMAFORS)
ITTO funding sources :  Switzerland
Financed at session No :  30

Summary

This pre-project designed and produced a project proposal, in coordination with the principal stakeholders (forest industries, NGOs, government and municipalities), related to the application of an environmental management system (EMS). The EMS addresses timber processing industrial issues such as water consumption, energy conservation, greenhouse gas emissions, and solid and liquid wastes. The ultimate aim is to increase the international trade of Ecuadorian timber on the basis of ISO 14000 certification and to assist the forest industry to comply with environmental regulation.


Promoting the utilisation of rubberwood from sustainable sources in Indonesia

Project number :  PPD 80/03 Rev.2 (I)
Project country :  Indonesia
budget :  ITTO: $69,340
ISWA: $15,151
Total: $84,491
Submitted by :  Government of Indonesia
Implementing agencies :  Ministry of Forestry in cooperation with the Indonesian Sawmill and Woodworking Association (ISWA)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Republic of Korea, Australia
Financed at session No :  34

Summary

This pre-project will assess the feasibility of using rubberwood as a raw material for the wood-based industry in Indonesia and is a follow-up action to the recommendations of the ITTO Technical Mission to Indonesia in 2001. One of the issues for the present crisis in the Indonesian wood-based industry is the gap between wood supply and demand. This situation is likely to prevail in the future unless measures to secure the supply of logs from plantation timbers such as rubberwood are taken. At present, there are around 3.5 million hectares of rubber plantations in the country. However, while rubberwood furniture has contributed significantly to the economies of Malaysia, Thailand, India and China, in Indonesia the rubberwood resource has been used mainly as a source of energy. The main pre-project activities will include field surveys of rubber plantations in selected sites and the collection of relevant information on rubberwood processing techniques and markets. In addition, two national workshops on rubberwood processing techniques and markets will be organised with the participation of all stakeholders to assist in the formulation of national policies for the efficient utilisation of rubberwood and a full ITTO project proposal for the development of a sustainable rubberwood industry in Indonesia.


Capacity building for the development of a sustainable rattan sector in China based on plantation sources

Project number :  PD 100/01 Rev.3 (I)
Project country :  China
budget :  ITTO: $504,369
Government of China: $479,213
Total: $983,582
Submitted by :  Government of China
Implementing agencies :  China International Network Centre for Bamboo and Rattan (CINCEBAR)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  33

Summary

This project is helping to build capacity for sustainable rattan development in China by demonstrating rattan plantation management schemes in three different ecological zones and providing guidance and training on rattan plantation management to farmers and foresters in local communities in southern China.


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