Programs & Projects

LANDMARK PROGRAM: Establishment of Forest Genetics Research Center for Restoration of Major Timber Species in Cambodia

Countries: Cambodia
Duration:  2016 - 2025 (AFoCO/005/2014)
Budget:      2,185,000 USD


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


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


  • 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)


Supporting the conservation of major timber species in Cambodia



Project monitoring activity in 2018