Organizations Bios

Blue Plan

For over 30 years and within a context of growing international action for the environment, the 21 states bordering on the Mediterranean and the European Community have together been developing an original mechanism for environmental regional cooperation within the framework of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP). The Blue Plan is one of the stakeholders involved in this cooperation. One of the main tasks with which it is entrusted is to produce information and knowledge in order to alert decision-takers and other stakeholders to environmental risks and sustainable development issues in the Mediterranean, and to shape future scenarios to guide decision-taking processes.
EFI Mediterranean Regional Office - EFIMED

EFI Mediterranean Regional Office - EFIMED - is the first EFI Regional Office and will be leading the way for other potential Regional Offices across Europe in the coming years. The aim of EFIMED is to coordinate and promote research and networking on Mediterranean forests, forestry and forest products. EFIMED will increase potential for funding forest research in the Mediterranean area. It will also improve the ability to respond efficiently to research needs and challenges related to the conservation and management of Mediterranean forests.

An intergovernmental organization, FAO has 191 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union. FAO is composed of seven departments: Agriculture and Consumer Protection; Economic and Social Development; Fisheries and Aquaculture; Forestry; Corporate Services, Human Resources and Finance; Natural Resources Management and Environment; and Technical Cooperation.
Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia (CTFC)

The Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia (CTFC), based in Solsona (Lleida, Spain), began life in 1996 in the form of a consortium jointly run by Solsonès County Council, the University of Lleida, Lleida Provincial Council, the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation, the Integrated Rural Development Centre of Catalonia and the Government of Catalonia. Its dynamic has been characterised by growth meaning that nowadays the institution has more than a hundred professionals on its staff, including scientists, technicians, students on work placements and administrative staff, and it enjoys the support of administrations, institutions and companies that help with its day-to-day work.
General Directorate of Forestry (Government of Algeria)

The General Directorate of Forestry's mission is to perform the duties of development, administration, development, protection and management of forest and alfatier as part of a national forest policy. More generally, the forestry administration is responsible for the design of forest policy and protection of nature and its implementation.
General Directorate of Forestry (Government of Tunisia)
General Directorate of Forestry of Turkey (OGM)

Their fundamental mission is to protect forest resources against any threats and danger, to enhance forest resources in a nature-friendly manner and to achieve sustainable forest management at a level that will provide far-reaching sustainable benefits for society in ecosystem integrity.Their vision is to be an esteemed and transparent institution which is sensitive and responsive to humanity, nature and environment and provides sustainable forest management.

Broad-based expertise for sustainable development. The services delivered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH draw on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and tried and tested management know-how. As a federal enterprise, they support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. They are also engaged in international education work around the globe.
International Association for Mediterranean Forests (AIFM)

In order to promote effective knowledge exchange with regard to critical ideas and experiences, the International Association for Mediterranean Forests (AIFM) since its foundation in 1996, based on a cross-field and multidisciplinary approach, works, inter alia, for the development of decentralized cooperative initiatives.
International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

The International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) was founded at the joint initiative of the OECD and the Council of Europe on 21 May 1962 under an agreement signed by the governments of seven Mediterranean European countries. Since then six additional countries from the southern and eastern Mediterranean joined the Center.
The 1962 agreement establishing the Centre stipulates that CIHEAM's mission consists in "providing supplementary education (economic as well as technical) and developing a spirit of international cooperation among agricultural professionals of the Mediterranean countries". CIHEAM is made up of four Mediterranean Agronomic Institutes (MAIs), located in Bari (Italy), Chania (Greece), Montpellier (France) and Zaragoza (Spain). The General Secretariat is located in Paris.
Mediterranean Model Forest Network

A Model Forest is a voluntary association of people that live in a particular territory, and are interested in discovering, defining, enhancing and guarantying its sustainability; and in sharing their experiences and their knowledge to contribute to global environmental goals. The Network and its Model Forest cooperate in the development of their activity programs. They are in permanent communication to avoid environmental conflicts and they aim to promote global sustainable development opportunities, in the framework of international commitments and agreements.
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (France)

The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food prepares and implements government policy in the field of agriculture, forestry and wood. It prepares and implements the policy of food in conjunction with the Minister of Economy, Finance and Trade and the Minister of Social Affairs and Health. It has participated in the implementation of Government policy on international trade. As such, it is associated with its representation in international bodies dealing with these issues
Silva Mediterranea

Silva mediterranea is one of the FAO statutory bodies to provide neutral fora for discussion in the field of forestry that cover the Mediterranean region. They propose a forum for advising and taking action on key forestry issues for Mediterranean countries. The work of the FAO Forestry statutory bodies is a combination of problem identification and policy and technical advice, to FAO, its members and others as appropriate.

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