Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry LAMMC – Institute of Forestry

Liepų str. 1 Girionys LT-53101 Kaunas District

The Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry is a State research institute operating as a budgetary institution. The Centre’s strategic objective is to conduct R&D in the fields of agronomy, forestry, as well as related fields of ecology and environmental sciences, biology, biophysics, botany and zoology.

Source: accessed on 12/03/2021.


Forest Research Institute is a research institution, established for the national forestry long-term research and international cooperation in the year 1950. Since January 1, 2010, Lithuanian Forest Research Institute has become a branch of the Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, thus, was renamed into the Institute of Forestry. The missions of Institute – to carry out the basic and applied forest research for obtaining new knowledge with the purpose of social, ecological and economic country development, to expand the dissemination of scientific and technical information about forest and environment, to train the research scientists of forest and environmental sciences.

Institute of Forestry is a member of the International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IURFO) and cooperates with many scientific and educational institutions of other countries through implementation of joint international projects. Since 2011, the Institute has been participating in the activities of the Central and Eastern European Regional Office of European Forest Institute (EFICEEC). The Institute has 6 research units: Ecology Department, Silviculture Department, Forest Protection and Game Management Department, Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding Department, Forest Resources, Economics and Policy Department, Laboratory of Forest Plant Biotechnology. The staff of these research units includes 27 researchers (including 21 scientists) and 11 PhD students. All research work carried out in the Institute corresponds to the main research directions of Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry.

The basic research directions of the Institute are as follows: (1) Physical, chemical, biological soil properties and plant nutrition; (2) Forest plant breeding, genetics and biotechnology; breeding for new varieties and research on forest plant genetic resources in Lithuania; (3) Forest plants biology and modelling of silviculture systems for wood quality and stand productivity; (4) Microbiology and plant pathology, toxicology of forest products and materials; (5) Optimization and modelling of forest plant processing and product storage; (6) Sustainability of forest ecosystems and climate change; (7) Forestry systems; the social and economics problems of forestry, forest policy.


Management of NWFPs including these of animal origin requires knowledge of their ecology and an understanding of their role in different types of forest. The experience in management of NWFP of animal origin would be useful for NWFP Network.

Forest Protection and Game Management



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The INCREDIBLE project aims to show how Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) can play an important role in supporting sustainable forest management and rural development, by creating networks to share and exchange knowledge and expertise. ‘Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE) promotes cross-sectoral collaboration and innovation to highlight the value and potential of NWFPs in the region.


Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE) project receives funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement Nº 774632