Tuesday 2012/05/29


A successful FORESTERRA call for ideas

The call for ideas launched by EFIMED to serve as basis for discussing the strategic scientific plan of the ERA-Net scheme FORESTERRA has received an extensive response. The exercise has been very successful as we received a total of 28 research project ideas, where 150 forest research organizations from 26 different countries have participated (including institutions from America, Africa and Australia).

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The President of the European Parliament visited EFIMED and the EFI Policy Support office

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The President of the European Parliament Mr. Martin Schulz visited EFIMED and EFI Policy Support office in Barcelona, Spain on 2 May, 2012. Marc Palahí, Head of EFIMED, met him and gave briefing on EFI.

Payments for Environmental Services: a way forward for Mediterranean forests?

efi_pb7_200wide.jpg : 30.1025390625Kb Payments for environmental services (PES) are an increasingly popular incentive mechanism, and have recently attracted considerable attention from policy makers as an alternative to traditional environmental management approaches. EFI has recently published a Policy Brief on the topic. 

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AGORA selected as reference project

Advancing Mediterranean Forest research Capacities – AGORA – has been selected as a success story of research cooperation with partners in the Mediterranean region by the European Commission DG Research.

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Ms. Victoria Sanz appointed as FORESTERRA project manager

Ms. Victoria Sanz has been recruited by EFIMED since March 1st. She will be based in Madrid, where she will work closely with FORESTERRA project coordinator.  

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12-14 June 2012 in Tunis (Tunisia)
Last registration days for the EFIMED Annual Meeting, AGORA Final Conference and Scientific Seminar . Updated programmes and practicalities are available here


Mediterranean Forests for Development : A key for adapting policies, territories and societies to climate change in the Middle East/North Africa region
18 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil)
Organisers: GIZ, FAO SilvaMediterranea, Governments of Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey

Property rights and economic instruments: agriculture and forestry
21-23 June 2012 in Aix-en-Provence (France)
Organisers: ICREI


Sghaier T, Palahí M, Garchi S, Bonet JA, Ammari Y, Piqué M. 2012. Modeling Dominant Height Growth in Planted Pinus pinea Stands in Northwest of Tunisia. International Journal of Forestry Research.

de-Miguel, S.; Pukkala, T.; Assaf, N.; Bonet, J.A. 2012. Even-aged or uneven-aged modelling approach? A case for Pinus brutia. Annals of Forest Science. In press.

Rives, J.; Fernandez-Rodriguez, I.; Gabarrella, X.; Rieradevall, J. 2012. Environmental analysis of cork granulate production in Catalonia – Northern Spain. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 58: 132-142

Cherki, K. and Gmira, N. 2012. Spatial distribution of forest fires analysis based on human activities and ecological and biophysical factors-Forest of Mâamora- Morocco. Spanish Journal of Rural Development, Vol. III (1): 87-102

Conclusions of the International Meeting on Mediterranean Stone Pine for Agroforestry - AGROPINE 2011. 


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