The programme will be organized along the following sub-themes:

Industrial Forest Plantation Policy

  • State/national policies on industrial forest plantation
  • Issues and challenges faced in the implementation of policies

Plantation Management for Sustainable Wood Production

  • Nursery and silviculture practices
  • Drone/GIS and IoT application in IFP management
  • Economic value of IFP
  • IFP management certification

Risk Management

  • Biosecurity
  • Climate change, forest fire
  • Environmental impact of the invasiveness of Acacia
  • Environmental conservation and social aspects of IFP

High Value-added Timber Products

  • Wood properties
  • Engineered wood products

Genetics and Breeding

  • Genetic resources, breeding and propagation
  • Molecular genetics and genomics, including marker-assisted selection
  • Polyploid breeding