Programs & Projects

[Landmark Program] Establishment of Forest Genetics Research Center for Restoration of Major Timber Species in Cambodia

Countries: Cambodia
Duration: 10 years (2014 - 2023)

Goal

To produce the genetically improved seeds within Cambodia through a long-term tree breeding plan

Objectives

  • To implement the long-term tree breeding plan
  • To strengthen the restoration and tree breeding capabilities of Forestry Administration of Cambodia

Outputs

  • Plus tree selection of 3 targeted major timber species (Dalbergia cochinchinensis, Pterocarpus macrocarpus and Dipterocarpus intricatus)
  • Establishment of progeny test plantation (24 ha)
  • Establishment of seed orchard (6 ha)
  • Establishment of demonstration forest (18 ha)
  • Silvicultural management in genetic resources conservation forest and forest restoration area (200 ha)
  • Training on tree breeding for the ForestryAdministration technical staffs in the ROK and Cambodia
  • Education programs on the restoration techniques and tree breeding
  • Local training on forest protection for villagers
  • Publication of textbook on tree breeding in Cambodia (English/Khmer)

Video by the drone during field monitoring

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