On September 25, 2023, JIRCAS and the Royal Forestry Department (RFD) of Thailand held a "Work Plan Signing Ceremony" for the Adaptive Forestry Project based on the MOU between the two institutions in the capital city of Bangkok. This project is an international collaborative research project that aims to enhance productivity and environmental adaptability through the characterization of tropical forest genetic resources, and is scheduled to be implemented until the end of March 2026.
The comprehensive work plan includes two main research objectives: "Theme 1: Evaluation of important forest genetic resources for adaptation to local environments and improvement of productivity and quality using forest tree breeding technology" and "Theme 2: Research on wood properties of selected teak clones". Theme 1 involves exploring new ways to improve important forest genetic resources such as teak and rosewood in Thailand and investigating the adaptation of these forest genetic resources to the local environment. On the other hand, Theme 2 aims to evaluate changes in the physical and mechanical properties of wood in selected teak clones.
During the ceremony, representatives from both JIRCAS and RFD gave an overview of the project. This was followed by the official signing and exchange of detailed work plans. The event concluded with a group photo of all participants.