Mandate

  • To develop new varieties, management and silvicultural techniques to maximize productivity of natural and planted forests under different ecological considerations and changing environment
  • Thrust Areas

  • Increasing productivity and evolving new varieties for farmlands / plantations by scientific breeding programmes, biotechnological interventions and silvicultural applications.

  • Forest Genetic Resources Management (FGRM) for conservation, sustainable utilization and development of Forest Genetic Resources (FGR).

  • To develop mitigation and adaptation strategies in forestry to meet the challenges of climate change

  • Biodiversity documentation, conservation and restoration of fragile and degraded forest ecosystems.

  • Research and knowledge management of forest soils, invasive species, forest fires, insect pests and diseases.

  • Bioprospecting of forest resources for eco-friendly product development.

  • Dissemination and sharing of technologies through innovative extension strategies.

  • Market research for tree products, economic valuation and socio-economic studies