Collaboration MOUs


 IFGTB proposes to strengthen its existing linkages with National and International  Organizations through collaborative projects. Working in a participatory and consortium mode has proved to be more successful, resulting in cost reduction and resource sharing in addition to avoiding duplication. In the coming years, IFGTB’s linkages will be further strengthened to exploit the synergistic power of various institutions and organizations working towards tree improvement.

 (i) Major - National

1. ICFRE Institutes

2. Other Institutes – ICAR Institutes, CSIR institutes, UPASI, Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc, Bangalore, SACON

3. State Forest Departments

4. State Forest Department Corporations – TAFCORN, APFDC, KFDC

5. State Forest Research institutes – KFRI, SFRI

6. Farmers and Tree Growers Co-operatives

7. Industries – APPM, ITC, TNPL, BILT, Harihar Polyfibres, West Coast Paper Mills, Mysore Paper Mills, T.Stanes R& D limited

8. Academia – State Agricultural Universities, Bharathiar University,

9. Others - National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, IMTECH, Chandigarh

(ii) International Collaboration (existing and proposed)

1. Forest Research Institute, Malaysia

2. Australian Tree Seed Centre




6. Michigan State University, USA

7. Chinese Academy of Forestry

8. IRD, France

9. North Carolina State University, Raleigh

10. CSIRO, Australia

11. Kew Gardens, London

12. Canadian Forest Service, Canada

13. BGCI Network

14. IBGN Network, Lucknow

15. Index Herbariorum

16. Alan Fletcher Research Station, Australia