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(Canadian International Development Agency)
through the
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provided support to acquire the necessary equipment and software.

UPM Forestry Faculty supported the Internet services till 2002.

IT Unit, FRIM supported the website hosting services till 2015.


Information Sharing by APAFRI Members

(Member institutions are invited to promote activities in APAFRI's medium of communications. Please email the details of your activities to syuqiah_apafri[at]
TEAKNET Bulletin  

TEAKNET Bulletin is a quarterly electronic newsletter published by the International Teak Information Network (TEAKNET). This is meant for circulation among the teak stakeholders all over the world and comprises of short articles of both scientific and non-scientific nature and market price of plantation teak that are useful to teak researchers, growers, and traders. This bulletin is also intended to announce the events associated with teak across the globe.

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Shared by : M012 Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) on 27 September 2021  
Journal of Bamboo and Rattan  
Journal of Bamboo and Rattan is an international, peer reviewed, open access scientific journal published quarterly by Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), India promoting research and development in Bamboo and Rattan. The Journal accepts and publishes original research articles, reviews, and short communications from the broad areas that include physical, chemical, biological, technical, socio-economic, environmental, bio-energetics and policy issues related to bamboo and rattan. Journal of Bamboo and Rattan has an h-index of 13 and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 0.101.
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Shared by : M012 Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) on 27 September 2021  


Journal of Tropical Forest Science (JTFS)

JTFS is an international reviewed journal, published by the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), concerning the science, technology and development of tropical forests and forest products. The journal publishes original fundamental or applied research on tropical forest biology, ecology, chemistry, management, silviculture, conservation, utilization and product development. JTFS is indexed in: Web of Science, Scopus, Elsevier, CABI, EBSCO, ProQuest, and JSTOR.


Shared by : M011 Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) on 25 August 2021

Wood Identification of Malaysian Timbers Using Macroscopic Features  
The identification of timbers may be carried out simply by just looking at their colours, appearance and some specific features on the timber. However, this method has its limitation as most timbers may eventually look alike (especially tropical timbers) after having been exposed to the weather for some times. Therefore, the identification of timber should be based on the examination of features that are known to be reliable, rather than on the features mentioned above. A wood identification portal that provides some key features or spot characters of 54 common timbers in Malaysia is available.  

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Shared by : M011 Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) on 25 August 2021  

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