Inception Workshop



The inception workshop was held virtually from 11 to 12 May 2022. Participants discussed project context in the partnering countries, project's methods and approaches, and workplans for 2022.  

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Seed zone maps

Dynamic seed zone maps were developed for each partner country. Seed zones are relatively homogenous in terms of climate and soil conditions, and seed can be transferred within the zones without concerns of maladaptation. Seed zone maps will help identify seed zones which lack designated seed sources for target tree species, and where seed sources should, therefore, be identified as priority to safeguard adaptive capacity and other useful traits.

Seed zone map for Bangladesh

Seed zone map for India

Seed zone maps for Indonesia: Bali, Java, Kalimantan, Maluku and Papua, Sulawesi, Sumatra  

Seed zone map for the Philippines

Training workshop on seed source availability

The regional training workshop “Assessing the availability of tree seed sources for forest and landscape restoration” was organised in Coimbatore, India, from 28 November to 2 December 2022. The purpose of the workshop was to equip forestry experts in Asian countries to carry out spatial analyses on the availability of tree seed sources for native tree species. The specific learning objectives were to enable participants to:

  • Model habitat suitability of tree species by tuning Maximum Entropy (MaxEnt) models
  • Identify gaps in the availability of seed sources by overlaying species distributions, seed zone maps and locations of existing seed sources

The training was delivered using R Studio and QGIS which are both freely accessible software. The training was attended by 13 experts from five national research institutions in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Laos. It was delivered by Dr Tobias Fremout of the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, and hosted by the Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB) of India. 

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Results workshop 2024

The regional workshop “Strengthening tree seed supply systems for forest and landscape restoration: Good practices, lessons learned and collaboration opportunities” was organised in Bandung, Indonesia, from 27 February to 1 March 2024. The workshop had the following objectives:

  • Gather and share experiences about emerging approaches, methods and tools to strengthen demand and supply for native tree seeds and seedlings, from addressing barriers to adoption to the identification and management of seed sources, production and delivery models.
  • Assess technical and institutional capacities and capacity needs to scale up tree seed delivery, in ways that foster seed quality and diversity, and local community participation in restoration value chains
  • Identify priorities for regional collaboration on seed systems development for native tree species

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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