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Project/activity ID PD270/04 Rev.2 (F)
Title EX-SITU AND IN-SITU CONSERVATION OF TEAK (Tectona grandis L.F.) TO SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT (MYANMAR)
Status COMPLETED
Executing agency
FOREST DEPARTMENT, MYANMAR
Budget
ITTO: $474.941,00
BPF-A JAPAN $164.941,00
JAPAN (FA) $300.000,00
KOREA $10.000,00
Summary
High quality teak has been extracted from the natural forests of Myanmar for over a century. There is a compelling need to preserve the genetic resources of teak and reproduce superior germplasm in plantations in order to sustain the quality of teak.

The project is aimed at improving the quality of plantation teak through the initiation of tree improvement programme. Its specific objectives are: a) to establish seed production areas and initiate the establishment of seed orchards for production of high quality seed, and b) to strengthen the tissue culture laboratory and produce high quality clonal plantlets through tissue culture and shoot cutting from hedge gardens.

The main expected outputs of the project are:
- A total of 150 acres of seed production areas established at selected locations;
- Provenance trials carried out and hedge gardens and a nursery established;
- Trainings, workshops/seminars and study tours organized and conducted;
- Tissue culture laboratory strengthened; and
- High quality vegetatively propagated plantlets produced.
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Article in TFU 26/1 (page 15-18)