Seeds for trees: Survey on seed supply chains in Southeast Asia

Germinating seeds of Borneo Ironwood (Eusideroxylon zwageri) at a nursery in Sarawak, Malaysia

Restoration practitioners need information about the origin and quality of seed sources to select the right trees for their sites – trees that can survive and thrive under both current and future climates. But what information is commonly available about seed in markets, and is it sufficient for making the right choices? In conjunction of this year’s Earth Day 2020, that is themed “Climate Action”, we are conducting an online survey to find out.  

If you have been involved in collecting, buying or selling tree seed or seedlings for restoration efforts in Southeast Asia, please answer to this short survey. Your responses will help develop knowledge and tools to support restoration projects choose and access fit-for-purpose seed and seedlings.

If you are not directly involved in seed supply chains but know others that are, please help by telling them about this survey.

The survey is part of a research project in collaboration with Bioversity International and ETH Zurich, Asia Pacific Forest Genetic Resources Programme and Tropical Rainforest Conservation and Research Center (TRCRC).

The survey is available in several languages (see the list below). Completing it takes approximately 15-20 minutes. The survey will be open until 6th May 2020.



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About us

APFORGEN is a regional programme and network with a holistic approach to the conservation and management of the Forest Genetic Resources (FGR) in the Asia-Pacific region


APFORGEN Secretariat
c/o Research Institute of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry
XiangShan Road, Dongxiaofu No.1, Haidian district, 
Beijing, People's Republic of China