Thursday 2009/10/15


The Mediterranean Forest Research Agenda ready

Mediterranean forest ecosystems provide multiple goods and services, but their future is threatened by marked climate and land use changes. Therefore, their sound management calls for improved knowledge, targeted education and capacity building.

The Mediterranean Forest Research Agenda (MFRA) 2010–2020 presents the challenges Mediterranean forests are facing and how science can best address them during the next decade.

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Market-based Instruments and Payments for Environmental Services in Forestry: a Real Solution?

biodiversity.jpg : 5.3095703125Kb17 December 2009
Barcelona, Spain.
Organisers: EFIMED and CTFC

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EFIMED at the World Forestry Congress

logo_100x117.jpg : 5.236328125Kb The European Forest Institute has a stand in the Exhibition of the World Forestry Congress, to be held in Buenos Aires during next week. EFIMED will participate by collaborating with FAO Forestry department in the organisation of a serial of seminars and a side event on "Forests and Water" and "Forests in arid zones"

EFIMED mission in Croatia and Slovenia

During 23-27 September, EFIMED representatives Marc Palahi and Robert Mavsar visited our network members in Croatia and Slovenia: the EMUNI (EuroMediterranean University), the Slovenian Forestry Institute, Slovenian Ministry of Science, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, the future EFISEE (EFI Regional Office for the South East of Europe), FOPER II House as well as the Croatian Forestry Institute.

The MFRA was presented and on this framework emerged new possibilities for future projects and collaborations. One of the outcomes of this visit  was that EFISEE and FOPER members will actively participate in the "Study on the Social and Private Profitability of Mediterranean Forests", coordinated by EFIMED. 

EFIMED at the Spanish Forestry Congress

CFE logo.jpg : 2.68359375KbEvery four years the Spanish Society of Forestry Sciences organises the Spanish Forestry Congress. Within this edition, held in Avila, Ms. Elena Górriz exposed the challenges and opportunities of the market-based intruments of forest externalities within the Round Table of Innovation in the forestry sector.

Fatal fire season in Greece

During last month thousend hectares of forest have burnt in Greece, causing environmental and social damages. "Governments won't be able to tackle them effectively if they keep pouring money into firefighting rather than tackling the root causes" said Marc Palahi to the Time. Read the article



New EFIMED website launched
Dear EFIMED colleagues, we kindly invite you to explore our new internet portal: www.efimed.efi.int We have worked to offer a new image and easier reachable information. We hope to be more accesible to you.

Deadline for applications: 30 October 2009
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EFIMED Annual Meeting 2010
14-16 April 2010, in Antalya-Turkey
Deadline for posters: 15 January 2010
Website >>

Course: Introducción a los bosques del Mediterráneo: situación actual y perspectivas
5-6 November 2009, in Barcelona, Spain
Leaflet >>


Gatto, P. et al, 2009. Payments for forest environmental services: organisational models and related experiences in Italy. iForest

Forests: a valuable asset for the future. ‘RUR@L’ News - issue 5

Sotte, F. 2009 La politica di sviluppo rurale 2007-2013. Un primo bilancio per l’Italia. Quaderni Gruppo 2013.


University Research Action - opportunity from the European Investment Bank. Website

Catalogue of researchers of the Iberian Peninsula working on agroforestry systems

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