|Forestry Education, Research and Extension
Forestry Education and Trainings
A two-year regular course at MFS
( i ) Institute of Forestry
Institute of Forestry (IOF) under MOF is located at Yezin,
Pyinmana. The annual intake is 50 students. The Institute offers not only the degree of Bachelor of Science in Forestry, but also Master-level post-graduate courses starting from the 1996- 97 academic year. IOF has a
total staff of 187.
Myanmar Forest school at Pyin-Oo-Lwin
Myanmar Forest School
Myanmar Forest School (MFS), located in Pyin-Oo-Lwin of Upper Myanmar, has
been functioning for over 100 years. MFS held commemoration of its
Centenary in early 1998. MFS has been providing the staff of FD, DZGD and
MTE with technical trainings, and so far more than 3,000 trainees,
instrumental to the conservation and management of Myanmar forests,
had graduated from MF.S.
An intensive training
course at CFDTC
Central Forestry Development Training Centre (CFDTC)
CFDTC was established in 1990 jointly by FD and the Japan International
Cooperation Agency (JICA). Since its inception, 27 types of trainings with 237
courses were conducted, and a total of 6,260 trainees including I ,331 local
people had been trained in various courses.
(iv) Trainings conducted by MTE
Training School No.1 (Nanchun): The School was established in 1980-81
with the objective of conducting training courses for in-service personnel of
MTE. The courses include subjects concerning with forest harvesting and wood-based
industries, among others. About seven courses are usually conducted each year, producing
some 150 trained personnel.
Training School No. 2 (Pyinmana): The School was established in 1963-64 and has
been conducting machinery and engineering courses. Seven courses are organized every year
for 150 mechanics, drivers and machine operators.
Training School No. 3 (Yangon): Seven courses on timber trade and marketing and
management are conducted by the School annually. About 15() in-service personnel attend the
courses every year.
Forest Research Institute
Forestry research in Myanmar started in 1914 and a Research and Training Circle, created in 1952, was a fore-runner to the
present Research Institute. The Forest Research Institute (FRI) was established in 1978 at Yezin in Central Myanmar. At
present, FRI has a strength of 57 researchers and 164 supporting staff. So far, a total of 159 research papers had been
presented at annual congresses.
office building of
Junior nesearchers conducting
Capacity building of forestry staff
Forestry Extension Division was established within FD in 1995. Since
then, several pamphlets, posters and books about forestry have been published. A “Forest Bulletin” is being
published every two months since 1998. Public media such as radio, television and exhibitions are also
used for extension purposes.
Various publications for
In a sense of welcoming the new millenium the Extension Division had
been incredibly active during 19992000:
-52 video documentaries with 10-minute display for each and two 30-minute video dramas, all
centered on forestry were telecast;
-34 forest-related articles were broadcast to further enhance public interest;
– publication of a monthly magazine of around 160 pages with the primary purpose of
disseminating forestry technologies and
a quarterly journal of some 40 pages in English on important forestry
activities has been made; and
-two books were published in l999; one was the compilation of scientific articles written by
forestry professionals and the other was the compilation of
general articles from local newspapers.