World Teak Conference 2013
|Event Date/Time: Mar 25, 2013||End Date/Time: Mar 30, 2013|
|Abstract Submission Date: Nov 15, 2012|
|Paper Submission Date: Dec 20, 2012|
The World Teak Conference is an offshoot of the commendable efforts initiated by Thailand on massive planting of teak throughout the country to commemorate the 84th birthday celebrations of the beloved King of Thailand. Thailand has been executing a nationwide project to plant 8.4 million saplings of teak distributed in villages throughout the country with peoples’ participation. This effort is laudable and serves as a model for other countries across the globe on account of its social and environmental implications. TEAKNET established by FAO of the United Nations to promote teak globally, took on this spirit and decided to support the international conference in Thailand in appreciation of the highly relevant efforts the country has made. In this conference, TEAKNET in association with the other organizing partners, attempts to examine the multiple aspects of teak cultivation and management in the context of sustainable development with social, ecological and economical implications.
“Among timber, teak holds the place which the diamond maintains with precious stones and gold among metals” – Lord Monteray, 1892. This statement indicates the most superior qualities of teakwood that makes it so preferred for yacht building, construction purposes, for furniture making and for other multiple uses. Teak (Tectona grandis) is indigenous to India, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. Along with India and Indonesia, Thailand is one of the major producers of teak wood in the Asia Pacific region. Of late, there has also been much interest in planting teak in Africa and South American Countries.
The major sponsors of the workshop will be the Plant Genetic Conservation Project under the Royal Initiative of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhon, FAO of the United Nations and TEAKNET. The conference is being jointly co- hosted by a total of 31 agencies.
Proposed Schedule Programme:
Symposium 1: Genetics, Silviculture and Utilization
Symposium 2: Environment & Carbon Trade
Symposium 3: Economics & Investments
Symposium 4: Rural Development
Registration opens: 30 Sep 2012
Abstraction Submission Deadline: 20 Oct 2012
Notification of Acceptance: 20 Nov 2012
Submission of Full Paper: 21 Nov until 20 Dec 2012
Author Registration Deadline: 20 Dec 2012
End of Early-Bird Registration: 20 Dec 2012
Pre-Registration Ends: 30 March 2013
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