Iroko (Milicia regia and Milicia excelsa) are African forest species with high commercial value due to their natural longevity and technical properties. The project addresses the problem of the Iroko species falling prey to insect attacks which stunt growth, affect stem shape and size and jeopardise the future of the timber species. The project focuses on broadening the genetic pool of collected plant stock, propagating the selected clones on a large scale and establishing pilot-scale industrial plantations based on the silvicultural techniques developed.



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