3rd Near-East Forestry Week
The 21st Session of the FAO Near East Forestry and Range Commission NEFRC took place in Amman, Jordan, from the 26 to the 30 January 2014, along with the 3rd Near East Forestry Week (NEFW).
Delegates from North African and Near East Countries discussed the role of Forestry and range management in FAO’s New Strategic Framework, Development Goals and the green economy. The meeting explored the contribution of Mediterranean forests and dry range lands to the green economy and highlighted successful cases of the active participation of civil society in conservation and innovation efforts.
The Head of EFIMED, Inazio Martinez de Arano, presented some of the work of EFIMED, focusing on how Mediterranean forest research can make a stronger contribution to the green economy.
Many delegations highlighted the need to protect these fragile and limited forest and range ecosystems while providing jobs and income to local communities, as well as the development of better tools to understand the multiple contributions that these forest areas make to human wellbeing.
The 3rd Near-East Forestry Week (NEFW) was organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN-ROWA), in cooperation with The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) in Jordan. The NEFW gathered diverse representatives from the private sector, Non-Governmental Organizations, Community Based Organizations and the media
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