AGORA project developments

The AGORA project seeks the development of capacities in forest research in strategic areas in Morocco and Tunisia. A key action for this purpose is the financial support to promising scientists of these countries to the European partners in order to learn the most advanced methods and techniques.

During the last months, several researchers from INRGREF have benefited from this action. They have developed the following tasks:


 Seconded to


Mr. Zouhair Nasr

 INRA Avignon (France)

 Ecophysiological tools at various scales from individual tree to stand level/Nouvelles méthodes de mesures écophysiologiques en forêt et au laboratoire

 Ms. Amira Gammoudi

University of Padova (Italy)

 Economic evaluation of forest good and services

Mr. Tahar Sghaier

ISA (Portugal)

 Modelling of diameter increment and height-diameter of Thuya (Tetraclinis articulata) forest at Jbel Lattrech in north-eastern of Tunisia

Mr. Ali El Khorchani

ISA (Portugal)

Preliminary production pattern tables for the Pinus pinea forest in Tunisia

Mr. Abdelaziz Ayari

ISA (Portugal)

Forest inventory and modeling

Further mobilities will continue during 2011 and 2012.

Last April, the Project Management Team met in Avignon in order to update the achievements (equipment, recruitments and secondments) and to plan the forthcoming steps.

AGORA will hold an international workshop in Fez (Morocco) on “New economic approaches in forest goods and services marketing”. In view of enhancing fruitful relationship between the Moroccan and Tunisian scientists with other international researchers of the field of forest economics, this workshop is open also to participants from other Mediterranean countries.

Further information: Elena Gorriz: elena.gorriz(at)efi.int

EC flag_84x55.jpg : 1.5810546875KbAGORA project is funded by the European Commission. 7th Framework programme. Capacities. Grant agreement Nr. 245482

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