EFIMED visits Bulgaria and California

From 24th to 26th of January, Dr. Palahi, Head of EFIMED, visited the Ministry of Agriculture of Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Forest Research Institute and the University of Sofia. The objective of the visit was to present EFIMED activities and discuss new initiatives where Bulgaria could play an important role. Dr. Palahi met with the Vice-Minister for forestry Mr. Georgi Kostov and with Mr. Spas Todorov from the Forest Agency (and President of Silva Mediterranea) to invite the Ministry as a partner in the ERANET proposal being prepared by EFIMED. Dr. Palahi also met with the Rector of Sofia University, Prof. Nino Ninov and the Director of the Forest Research Institute, Dr. Alexander Alexandrov.

This visit was followed by the mission to California (USA) from 14th to 18th of February. Dr. Palahi, Mr. Mavsar and Dr. González discussed common scientific needs and joint initiatiatives with Dr. Hao C.Tran from the Pacific Southwest Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service and with Dr. J.Keith Gilles, Dean of the College of Natural Resources of the University of Berkeley and with the heads of its different departments.

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