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Opportunities for maximising returns from forest plantations using biotechnology

Opportunities for maximising returns from forest plantations using biotechnology

Specifications

  • Client: Sino Forest Corporation
  • Scope:

    Presentation of the relative potential of forestry biotechnology to deliver improvements in yield, quality and silvicultural traits in order to improve commercial returns including:

    • conventional breeding and hybridisation
    • fingerprinting
    • marker assisted selection
    • clonal propagation
    • genetic modification
    • technical difficulties of technologies and time to realise returns
    • regulatory and community barriers to adoption
  • Benefit to Client:

    The project provided the client with an understanding of the realistic opportunities presented by biotechnology to forest tree improvement, and supported their capacity to evaluate investment in biotechnology to improve competitive advantage and investor returns.

  • Market Sector: Renewable resources - agriculture, grazing and forestry
  • Capabilities:
    • Forest and fodder crops
    • Tree and crop improvement
    • General land, water and vegetation technical services
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Year: 2000