Sustainable forest management and forest bioeconomy course

January 23 – 27, 2023, Savannakhet, Lao PDR

Organized by the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic in cooperation with the Savannakhet University, Savannakhet, Lao PDR

The intensive course aimed to provide profound knowledge on topics that dealt with the sustainable management of forest resources, and their marketing in the setting of forest bioeconomy. The topics included introductory lectures, practical group work within the Savannakhet University premises, and field excursions to nearby forests.

The course dealt with the management of forest resources, sustainable plantation forestry in terms of silvicultural interventions and harvesting operations, production and marketing of non-timber forest products, as well as business management, marketing and project management

Upon completion of the courses, the participants are able to identify the critical problems in each subject, use basic analytic methods to research the problems, and synthesize and propose a solution to said problems, considering the regional and legal issues that are specific to the country for which the solution is developed. The course was aimed at developing key skills of Thai and Lao HEI staff who study the problem of production forests and teach subjects related to the optimization of the production function in natural forests and plantations. In other words, the course was aimed at young and driven participants from Savannakhet University, Souphanouvong University, Kasetsart University, and Chiang Main University who focus on silviculture or forest harvesting and raw timber production in the tropics.



Sustainable forest management and forest bioeconomy


Day 1 Monday, January 23rd, 2023

8:30 Arrival & Registration

Nong pheu campus

09:00 Opening of the course

Session 1 – Forest resource management and planning (prof. Remeš)

11:30 Lunch Break

13:00 Session 2 – Forest resource management and planning (prof. Remeš) contd.

15:30 Wrap-up Day 1

Day 2 Tuesday January 24th, 2023

9:30 Session 3 – Sustainable plantation forestry – nursery materials, silvicultural interventions (prof. Remeš)

12:00 Lunch Break

13:00 Session 4 – Sustainable plantation forestry – harvesting operations in forests (Dr. Jankovský)

15:30 Wrap-up Day 2

Day 3 Wednesday January 25th, 2023

9:30 Session 5 – Non-timber forest products management (Dr. Kalábová)

12:00 Lunch Break

13:00 Session 6 – Non-timber forest products management (Dr. Kalábová)

15:30 Wrap-up Day 3

Day 4 Thursday January 26th, 2023

9:30 Session 7 – Basics of management and marketing (Mr. Čabrada)

12:00 Lunch Break

13:00 Session 8 – Project management (Mr. Čabrada)

15:30 Wrap-up Day 4

Day 5 Friday, January 27th, 2023

7:30 Field trip to the forest:

Assembly at the bus departure point

Boarding the bus

11:00 Arrival at the destination

Division into working groups

11:30 Excursion at the local forests

18:30 Wrap-up, return to Savannakhet

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