Eduardo Rojas-Briales Forestry Director for FAO
Prof. Dr Eduardo Rojas-Briales has been chosen Assistant Director-General and Head for Forestry Department of the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The FAO Forestry Department helps nations manage their forests in a sustainable way. The Organization's approach balances social, economic and environmental objectives so that present generations can reap the benefits of the earth's forest resources while preserving them to meet the needs of future generations. The office of the Assistant Director-General is located in Rome, at the FAO’s head office.
Prof. Dr Rojas-Briales has previously acted as Vice dean and a professor at the Faculty of Agronomy and Forestry, of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, professor of Forest Policy in the University of Lleida and director of Catalan Forest Owners Association. He has also been a member of the European Forest Institute’s (EFI) Scientific Advisory Board (1998–2002) and closely involved in initiation of EFI’s Project Centre Medforex in Solsona, Spain. "I have been engaged in the EFI activities over the past years, especially in the Mediterranean region and I am very open to continue this fruitful collaboration in my new position in the FAO” says Prof. Dr Rojas-Briales.
He will start in his new post in the beginning of March and one of the major tasks of his department will be publishing the Global Forest Resources Assessment – FRA 2010. FAO implements FRA on request of its member countries.
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