The 4th World Teak Conference will address the most crucial issues facing the global teak sector, including the following:
- The sustainable management of smallholder teak farming systems to supply markets with high-quality teakwood
- Improving existing silvicultural systems and practices for better stand management to achieve high-quality teakwood
- Market structures and value chains for teakwood trading and their impacts on the profitability of teak investments
- Evaluating private and public investments in the teak sector and their impacts on socioeconomic conditions and rural livelihoods.
The conference will make strategic, conceptual and operational recommendations to support the sustainable development of the teak sector.
The conference is being co-organized by Ghana’s Forestry Commission (GFC) and the International Teak Information Network (TEAKNET) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the Teakwood Working Party (Div.5.06.02) of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).