Coordinator: Ms Maria Carolina VARELA (Portugal)

Working group on cork oak


During the working session of April 2002, the Committee recommended that the rigid structure of Silva Mediterranea networks be replaced by a more flexible and dynamic setting of working groups on identified items and for a specified time frame. The working group would have a clear mandate, objectives and outputs.

The first Working Groups established were those on Forest Fires and Cork Oak.

Mission of the working group

The Working group 2 on cork oak is led by Portugal.

This group should propose an agreement with FAO to define a reinforced programme of work that takes into account the expressed needs of producer countries (Algeria, France, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Tunisia and Spain) and the recommendations of recent cork and cork oak events.

The programme of work of the working group on cork oak can be summarized as follows:

  • Formulation of an agreement between FAO and the lead team of the working group as part of the reinforced programme on cork oak;
  • Collation of data on ongoing activities relating to cork oak ecosystems and cork trade and processing;
  • Publication of a compendium of articles and documents on cork oak studies in collaboration with the Forêt méditerranéenne journal and AIFM;
  • Organization of a subregional seminar on cork oak.

Work Plan 2009 - 2012

Work Plan 2009 - 2012 of the Cork Oak Working Group 2 

last updated:  Thursday, February 4, 2016