AGORA gathered 70 young scientific talents from 11 Mediterranean countries

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The AGORA project aims at advancing research capacities in the Mediterranean. For this reason in the next three years the National School of Forest Engineers (ENFI) from Morocco and the National Research Institute on Rural Engineering, Water and Forests (INRGREF) from Tunisia will benefit from a scientific twinning action plan with 5 European institutions: University of Padova (Italy), Instituto Superior de Agronomia (Portugal), Black Sea University (Turkey), National Research Institute of Agronomy (INRA) and EFIMED.

From 30th September to 3rd of October the AGORA project held its first international scientific workshop in Hammamet, Tunisia.

Under the title of “Adapting Mediterranean forests to climate change: Genetics / Economics / Management”, the workshop consisted of plenary sessions providing a holistic vision on emerging forest research challenges. It was followed by parallel sessions on the following key areas:

- The adaptive diversity of Mediterranean forest genetic resources facing climate change;
- Economic evaluation of forest goods and services; and
- Forest inventory and modelling

This workshop, which gathered 78 participants, has provided a unique platform to foster the cooperation and networking within AGORA beneficiaries from Tunisia and Morocco, and other networks like FOPER II (Forest Policy and Economics) project which operates in the Balkan area.

More Information:

Marc Palahi, Head of Regional Office EFIMED
E-mail: marc.palahi(at)efi.int

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