Morocco

Project UTF/MOR/037/ MOR: Support in the Implementation of National Forest Programme

The current project stage is Phase II (in action since April-May 2010).  The previous phase was implemented through UTF MOR/ 028/ MOR. The project consists of 15 components (volets/produits).

“The project is being implemented in a close collaboration between FOE, EOM and LEGN in the Headquarters FAO representation Office in Morocco (FAOMA) and High Commissariat on Water, Forest and Fight against Desertification  of Morocco ( HCEFLC-  Haut Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification) 

 

  

  

In summary, the components are related to the following areas:

  • Communication strategy for HCEFLC (component 1)
  • Information system management (components 2-5)
  • Monitoring of forest health (component 6)
  • Forest fires risks mapping and strategy (components 7 and 10)
  • Forest and climate change; genetic resources (components 8-9)  
  • Archive management (component 11)
  • Timber value chains for the cédre and pine (component 12)
  • Organisation of touristic hunting (mainly legal aspects) (component 13)
  • Continental fishing – harmonisation of laws (component 14)
  • Cork oak - health, management, harvesting (component 15)

Recent project activities

  • forest health monitoring, including a new priority, that was not initially part of the project, namely: measures against eucalyptus psyllid. (In close collaboration Ms. Gillian Allard (FAO Forestry officer, forest health) 
  • information system management (locally organised training for young specialists)
  • forest fires mapping (In close collaboration with Mr. Pieter Van Lierop (FAO Forestry officer, forest fires)
  • archive management (local capacities)
  • continental fishing (jointly with LEGN, Mr. Patrice Talla)

last updated:  Wednesday, August 28, 2013