Institute of Forest Genetic and Tree Breeding

Institute of Forest Genetic and Tree Breeding (IFGTB), Coimbatore is a National Research Institute under the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education.


IFGTB envisions a wood secure society. To achieve this vision our Mission will be to enhance socio- economic conditions of tree growers, reduce environmental degradation and secure genetic stocks of tree resources. Our approach will be participatory research for development.


Assess the genetic variability, identify varieties within the forests of Western and Eastern Ghats and the Island forests, and work on the indigenous species available in the forests for productivity enhancement, biodiversity conservation besides working on selected exotic species of high economic importance and contribute to livelihood enhancement and the development of tree based enterprises and activities in the mandated states. Thus IFGTB will also work on the problems faced by the forest departments, industries and other stakeholders of the mandated states.


To attend to the research requirements of the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala and the Union Territories of Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.

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