ACIAR-supported research is helping timber growers make more money.
While teak and sengon grow without management in Indonesia , the quality does not meet industry standards.
The Community Based Commercial Forestry (CBCF) project found that if farmers manage their trees , they can receive 15-20% more income for their timber.
The CBCF team conducted Master Tree Grower training in 5 areas in Indonesia, including the sessions on pruning and thinning.
The project team also made adjustments to enable more women to participate in Master Tree Grower Training. The training is well appreciated by industry as it translates into the production of better quality timber by the community.
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