State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources National Focal Points

 

In April 2010, FAO invited its member countries, through an official invitation, to nominate National Focal Points (NFPs) on forest genetic resources for the preparation of Country Reports for The State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources. Following the release of the global report in 2014, the NFPs have also been asked to provide inputs to follow-up activities (e.g. implementation of the Global Plan of Action and its monitoring) and to the work of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Forest Genetic Resources. The list below shows the contact details of the current NFPs. Countries are kindly invited to contact FAO and nominate new NFPs, as needed (e.g. retirement of a NFP, change of position).


Country: Algeria
Organization:
Focal point: Hocine Himrane

Country: Angola
Organization: Institut de développement forestier (IDF) (Gouvernement de la République d'Angola)
Focal point: Chef Département des Forêts, Mateus Simão André

Country: Argentina
Organization: Forestoindustrial, Ministerio de Agroindustria
Focal point: Subsecretaria de Desarrollo, Santinoni Lucrecia

Country: Armenia
Organization: ArmForest SNCO (Government of Armenia)
Focal point: Deputy Director, Ruben Petrosyan

Country: Australia
Organization: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
Focal point: Director, Forest Sciences, Steve Read

Country: Australia
Organization: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
Focal point: Senior Scientist, Manager of National Forest Inventory, Claire Howell

Country: Austria
Organization: Department of Forest Genetics, Austrian Research Centre for Forests
Focal point: Head of Department, Thomas Geburek

Country: Azerbaijan
Organization:
Focal point: 

Country: Bangladesh
Organization: Forest Department (Government of Bangladesh)
Focal point: Conservator of Forests and Project Director, Agar Plantation Project, Ratan Kumar   Mazumder

Country: Belarus
Organization: Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory, Forest Institute of the National Academy of Science of Belarus
Focal point: Chief Research Officer, Oleg Baranov

Country: Benin
Organization: Centre d’Etudes, de Recherches et de Formation Forestières (Gouvernement du Bénin)
Focal point: Officier Ingénieur des Eaux-Forêt et Chasse, Assistant du Directeur, Simon Kodjoli Awakou

Country: Bhutan
Organization: Department of Forests and Park Services (The Royal Government of Bhutan)
Focal point: Program Director, Renewable Natural Resources, Research and Development Center, Tenzin   Kinley

Country: Bolivia
Organization: Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Agua (Gobierno de Bolivia)
Focal point: Director General de Biodiversidad y Áreas Protegidas, Aldo Claure Banegas

Country: Bolivia
Organization: Viceministerio de Medio Ambiente, Biodiversidad y Cambios Climáticos (Gobierno de Bolivia)
Focal point: Viceministra de Medio Ambiente,Biodiversidad y Cambios Climáticos, Cynthia Silva   Maturana

Country: Botswana
Organization: Department of Forestry and Range Resources (DFRR) (Government of Botswana)
Focal point: Director Mmasera Manthe-Tsuaneng

Country: Botswana
Organization: Department of Forestry and Range Resources (DFRR) (Government of Botswana)
Focal point: Principal Scientific Officer, Motsereganyi Sekgopo

Country: Brazil
Organization: Ministério das Relações Exteriores (Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil)
Focal point: Jefe de la División de Medio Ambiente, Paulino Franco de Carvalho

Country: Bulgaria
Organization: Executive Forest Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Focal point: Chief Expert, Maria Belovarska

Country: Burkina Faso
Organization: Centre National des Semences Forestière, (Gouvernement du Burkina Faso)
Focal point: Directeur Général, Sibidou Sina

Country: Burundi
Organization: Service Développement et Extension des Ressources Forestières (Gouvernement du Burundi)
Focal point: Chef, Claire Kayoboke

Country: Cambodia
Organization: Department of Forest Plantation and Private Forest Development (Royal Government of Cambodia)
Focal point: Deputy Director, Uon Sam Ol

Country: Cameroon
Organization: Ministrére des Foréts et de la Faune
Focal point: Chef de Cellule de la Coopération au Ministrére des Foréts et de la Faune, Ferrand Patrice Nkoulend Sakpak

Country: Canada
Organization: Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada
Focal point: Tree Seed Researcher, Tannis Beardmore

Country: Central African Republic (the)
Organization: Direction générale des eaux, forêts, chasses et pêches (Gouvernement de la République centrafricaine)
Focal point: Ingénieur des Eaux et Forêts, Yves Yalibanda

Country: Chad
Organization: Direction de la protection des forêts et de la lutte contre la désertification  (Gouvernement du Tchad)
Focal point: Deputy Director, Hamid Taga

Country: Chile
Organization: Corporación Nacional Forestal (CONAF) (Gobierno de Chile)
Focal point: Gerente Forestal, Aida Baldini

Country: China
Organization: Chinese Academy of Forestry
Focal point: Professor and Director of the Research Office of Plant Germplasm Resources, Zheng Yongqi

Country: Colombia
Organization: Dirección de Bosques, Biodiversidad y Servicios Ecosistémicos (Gobierno de Colombia)
Focal point: Directora, Xiomara Sanclemente

Country: Congo (the)
Organization: Ministère du Développement Durable, de l'Economie Forestière et de l'Environnement (Gouvernement de la République du Congo)
Focal point: National Coordinator of SAFORGEN Joseph Léon Samba

Country: Cook Islands (the)
Organization: Ministry of Agriculture (Government of the Cook Islands)
Focal point: Senior Project Officer, Noo Tokari

Country: Costa Rica
Organization: Comisión Nacional para la Gestión de la Biodiversidad (Gobierno de Costa Rica)
Focal point: Directora Ejecutiva de la Oficina Técnica, Marta Liliana Jiménez

Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Organization: SODEFOR
Focal point: Conseiller Technique du Directeur GénéralAdjumane, Aimé Kadio

Country: Cuba
Organization: Instituto de Investigaciones Agro-Forestales
Focal point: Investigadora, Orlidia Hechevarría Kindelán

Country: Cyprus
Organization: Department of Forests (Government of Cyprus)
Focal point: Head of Research Publicity and Silviculture Sector, Andreas Christou

Country: Czechia
Organization: Department of Forestry Policy and Economy
Focal point: Head of Forest Protection Unit, Jiri Stanek

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo (the)
Organization: Ministère de l'Environnement, Conservation de la Nature, Eaux et Forêts (Gouvernement du la République Démocratique du Congo)
Focal point: Conseiller charge des Forêts, Germain Zasy Ngisako

Country: Denmark
Organization: Nature Agency, Ministry of Environment and Food
Focal point: Chief ConsultantGunnar, Friis Proschowsky

Country: Djibouti
Organization: Division des forêts (Gouvernement du Djibouti)
Focal point: Head of Plant Production/Protection Service, Youssouf Daher Robleh

Country: Ecuador
Organization: Instituto Nacional Autónomo de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (Gobierno de Ecuador)
Focal point: Jefe del Programa Nacional de Forestería, Estación Experimental Santa Catalina, Jorge   Grijalva Olmedo

Country: Egypt
Organization: Undersecretariat for Afforestation and Environment (Government of Egypt)
Focal point: Under Secretary, Amr Raafat  Rabie

Country: El Salvador
Organization: Dirección General de Ordenamiento Forestal, Cuencas y Riegos (Gobierno de El Salvador)
Focal point: Coordinador, Banco de Semillas Forestales, Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia, Alex Zelada

Country: Eritrea
Organization: Environmental Quality Division. Ministry of Agriculture (Government of Eritrea)
Focal point: Director, Estifanos Bein

Country: Estonia
Organization: Forest Department, Ministry of the Environment
Focal point: Senior Officer, Kristel Järve

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Institute of Biodiversity Conservation (Government of Ethiopia)
Focal point: Taxonomist and Genebank Case-team Leader, Tesfaye Awas

Country: Fiji
Organization: Silvicultural Research Division, Forestry Department, Ministry of Fisheries and Forest
Focal point: Tree Improvement and Genetics Officer, Maika Daveta

Country: Finland
Organization: Natural Resources Institute Finland
Focal point: Researcher, Mari Rusanen

Country: France
Organization: Ministère de  l'agriculture, l'agroalimentaire et de la forêt
Focal point: Officer in charge of FGR, Pierre Bouillon

Country: Gabon
Organization: Direction Générale des Eaux et Forêts (Gouvernement du Gabon)
Focal point: Chargé d'Etudes, David Ingueza Ntsindiarema

Country: Gambia (the)
Organization: Department of State for Fisheries, Natural Resources and the Environment (Government of the Gambia)
Focal point: Director of Forestry, Abdoulie Alpha Sanneh

Country: Germany
Organization: Division 535, Sustainable Forest Management and Timber Markets, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Focal point: Senior Advisor, Sigrid Strich

Country: Ghana
Organization: Resource Management Support Centre (Government of Ghana)
Focal point: Director, Edward Obiaw

Country: Guatemala
Organization: Instituto Nacional de Bosques (INAB) (Gobierno de Guatemala)
Focal point: Seed Bank Manager, Carlos Enrique Ramirez Anleu

Country: Guinea-Bissau
Organization: Direction Général des Forêts et Faune (Gouvernement de Guinée-Bissau)
Focal point: Directeur Général, Malam Cassamá

Country: Guinée
Organization: Direction Nationale des Eaux et Forêts  (Gouvernement de la République de Guinée)
Focal point: Ingénieur, Chef Division Économie et Législation Forestière, Ibrahima Bangoura

Country: Hungary
Organization: Directorate for Plant Production and Horticulture, National Food Chain Safety Office, Department of Forest and Biomass Reproductive Material
Focal point: Head of Department, Sándor Bordács

Country: India
Organization: Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education)
Focal point: Group Coordinator, T.P. Raghunath

Country: Indonesia
Organization: Directorate General of Forest Protection and Natural Conservation (Government of Indonesia)
Focal point: Director of Biodiversity Conservation, Novianto Bambang

Country: Indonesia
Organization: Directorate General of Forest Protection and Natural Conservation (Government of Indonesia)
Focal point: Deputy Director of Species Preservation and Utilization, Agus Sriyadi Budi Sutito

Country: Iran
Organization: Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands
Focal point: Director of Forest Research Division, Parvin Salehi Shanjani

Country: Iraq
Organization: General Company for Horticulture and Forestry (Government of the Republic of Iraq)
Focal point: Head of Forestry Department, Jafar Mohammed

Country: Ireland
Organization: National Council for Forest Research and Development (COFORD), Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Focal point: Forestry Inspector, Brian Clifford

Country: Italy
Organization: Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria (CREA SEL)
Focal point: Senior Research Officer, Fulvio Ducci

Country: Japan
Organization: Forest Research, Extension and Protection Division, Forestry Agency of Japan
Focal point: Assistant Director, Makoto Daimon

Country: Jordan
Organization: Forestry Department (Government of Jordan)
Focal point: Assistant Director, Eid Yousef Al-Zu'bi

Country: Kenya
Organization: Kenya Forest Service
Focal point: Senior Assistant Director - Head of Biodiversity Conservation & Management, James   Mwang'ombe Mwamodenyi

Country: Kiribati
Organization: Agriculture and Livestock Division (Government of Kiribati)
Focal point: Principal Agricultural Officer, Department of Agriculture and Livestock, Teaaro Otiuea

Country: Korea, Rep.
Organization: Korea Forest Service (Government of the Republic of Korea)
Focal point: Deputy Director, Forest Resources Division, Korea Forest Service, Lim Hasu

Country: Kyrgyzstan
Organization: State Agency on Environment Protection and Forestry (Government of the Kyrgyz Republic)
Focal point: Head of Forest System Division, Kamil Ashimov

Country: Kyrgyzstan
Organization: Department of monitoring, flora and fauna (Government of the Kyrgyz Republic)
Focal point: Head, Venera Surappaeva

Country: Laos
Organization: Forest Science Research Centre, National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute
Focal point: Director, Vongvilay Vongkhamsao

Country: Lebanon
Organization: Département de développement rural et des ressources naturelles (Gouvernement de la République libanaise)
Focal point: Chef, Kozah Anwar

Country: Lesotho
Organization: Forestry Department (Government of Lesotho)
Focal point: Principal Forestry Officer (Research), Tlotliso Ramanyaka

Country: Madagascar
Organization: Ministére de l'environnement et des forêts (Le Gouvernement de la République de Madagascar)
Focal point: Directeur du Silo National des Graines Forestières, Lolona Ramamonjisoa

Country: Malawi
Organization: Forestry Research Institute of Malawi
Focal point: Assistant Director, Clement Z. Chilima

Country: Malaysia
Organization: Biodiversity Management and Forestry Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Focal point: Under Secretary, Megat Sany bin Megat Ahmad Supian

Country: Maldives
Organization: Ministry of Fisheries, Agriculture and Marine Resources (Government of Maldives)
Focal point: Director, Ibrahim Shabau

Country: Mali
Organization: Direction Nationale des Eaux et Forêts (Gouvernement du Mali)
Focal point: Ingénieur des Eaux et Forêts, Chef de la Section Conservation des Eaux et Sols, Nissama  Haoua Coulibaly

Country: Marshall Islands
Organization: Ministry of Resources and Development (Government of the Marshall Islands)
Focal point: Assistant Chief of Agriculture Quarantine and Livestock /State Forester, Karness Kusto

Country: Mauritania
Organization: Service Conservation et Protection des Paysages (Gouvernement de la Mauritanie)
Focal point: Chef de Service Forêts et Pâturages, Ethmane Ould Boubacar

Country: Mauritius
Organization: Forestry Service (Government of Mauritius)
Focal point: Conservator of Forests, Vishnu Tezoo

Country: Mexico
Organization: Comisión Nacional Forestal (CONAFOR). Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT) (Gobierno de México)
Focal point: Gerente de ReforestaciónLuis Artemio, Alonso Torres

Country: Micronesia
Organization: Department of Resources and Development (Government of the Federated States of Micronesia)
Focal point: Director, Yap Institute of Natural Science Margie Falanruw

Country: Mongolia
Organization: National University of Mongolia
Focal point: Professor in Forest Sciences, Batkhuu Nyam-Osor

Country: Morocco
Organization: Centre de Recherche Forestière (Gouvernement du Royaume du Maroc)
Focal point: Chef de service de l'amélioration génétique, Hassan Sbay

Country: Mozambique
Organization: National Forestry Gene Bank (Government of Mozambique)
Focal point: Forestry Engineer, Cacilda João Chirinzane

Country: Myanmar
Organization: Forest Research Institute (Government of Myanmar)
Focal point: Assistant Research Officer, Aung Zaw Moe

Country: Namibia
Organization: Directorate of Forestry (Government of Namibia)
Focal point: Senior Forester, Lisias Tjaveondja

Country: Nepal
Organization: Department of Forests (Government of Nepal)
Focal point: Under Secretary of National Forest Division, Hem Aryal

Country: Netherlands
Organization: Centre for Genetic Resources, the Netherlands (CGN), Wageningen University & Research
Focal point: Joukje Buiteveld

Country: Nicaragua
Organization: Instituto Nacional Forestal (INAFOR) (Gobierno de Nicaragua)
Focal point: Director, Centro de Mejoramiento Genético y Banco de Semillas, Bernabé Caballero

Country: Niger
Organization: Centre National de Semences Forestières (Ministère de l'environnement et de la lutte contre la désertification)
Focal point: Directeur, Ahmed Oumarou

Country: Nigeria
Organization: Federal Department of Forestry (Government of Nigeria)
Focal point: Assistant Director, Stephen Olufisayo Aluko

Country: Niue Island
Organization: Forestry Division (Government of Niue)
Focal point: Head of Forestry Division, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Brandon Tauasi

Country: Norway
Organization: Norwegian Institute for Bioeconomy Research
Focal point: Senior Adviser, Kjersti Bakkebø Fjellstad

Country: Pakistan
Organization: Ministry of Environment (Government of Pakistan)
Focal point: Technical Officer Rizwan Irshad

Country: Palau
Organization: Bureau of Agriculture (Government of Palau)
Focal point: Chief Forester, Uelbil Puanani Michael

Country: Panama
Organization: Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente (ANAM) (Gobierno de Panamá)
Focal point: Encargado de CITES, Narciso Cubas Perez 

Country: Papua New Guinea
Organization: PNG Forest Research Institute
Focal point: Acting Director, Martin Golman

Country: Paraguay
Organization: Instituto Forestal Nacional (INFONA) (Gobierno de Paraguay)
Focal point: Director of Forest Education, Maria Jose Lopez Ortiz

Country: Peru
Organization: Dirección General Forestal y de Fauna Silvestre (Gobierno de Perú)
Focal point: Director General, Rosario Acero Villanes

Country: Philippines
Organization: Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (Department of Environment & Natural Resources)
Focal point: Supervising Science Research Specialist, Elpidio F. Rimando

Country: Poland
Organization: Forest Gene Bank
Focal point: Director, Czeslaw Koziol

Country: Romania
Organization: General Directorate for Forests, Land Use and Game Management (Government of Romania)
Focal point: Counsellor, General Directorate of Forestry, Hunting and Forest Development, Mihai Olaru

Country: Russian Federation
Organization: Northern Research Institute of Forestry, Federal Forest Agency
Focal point: Research Director, Natalia Demidova

Country: Rwanda
Organization: Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Rwanda (Gouvernement du Rwanda)
Focal point: Research Scientist, Rutonesha Freddy Gashamura

Country: Samoa
Organization: Forestry Division (Government of Samoa)
Focal point: Principal Forester, Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment & Meteorology, Moafanua Tolusina Pouli

Country: Santo Tomé y Principe
Organization: Direction des fôrets (Gouvernement de Sao Tomé-et-Principe)
Focal point: Directeur, Sabino Pires de Carvalho

Country: Saudi Arabia
Organization: Forestry Division (Government of Saudi Arabia)
Focal point: Director, Khalid Al Moussa

Country: Senegal
Organization: Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles
Focal point: Chercheur, Abidou Gaye

Country: Seychelles
Organization: Seychelles National Parks Authority (Government of the Republic of Seychelles)
Focal point: Senior Forestry Officer, Eric Marc Sophola

Country: Slovenia
Organization: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food
Focal point: Under Secretary, Alenka Korenjak

Country: Solomon Islands
Organization: Ministry of Forestry (Government of the Solomon Islands)
Focal point: Acting Director, Forest Development and Reforestation Division, Richardson Raomae

Country: Somalia
Organization: Ministry of Livestock, Forestry and Range (Government of Somalia)
Focal point: Head of Forestry Section, Ibrahim Abdi Nur Yakub

Country: South Africa
Organization: Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Government of South Africa)
Focal point: Assistant Director, Sindiswa Goodness Boqo

Country: Spain
Organization:
Focal point: Ricardo Alía Miranda

Country: Sri Lanka
Organization: Sri Lanka Forestry Institute (Government of Sri Lanka)
Focal point: Director, Ariyaratna Bandara

Country: Sudan
Organization: Forests National Corporation (Government of Sudan)
Focal point: Manager, Mohamed Ahmed Eltayeb

Country: Swaziland
Organization: Forestry Section (Government of Swaziland)
Focal point: Assistant to the National Herbarium, Zacharia Dlamini

Country: Sweden
Organization: Swedish Forest Agency (Government of Sweden)
Focal point: Specialist in forest genetics, Sanna Black-Samuelsson

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Organization: Forestry Directorate (Government of the Syrian Arab Republic)
Focal point: Director, Jamal Akkash

Country: Tanzania, United Rep.
Organization: Forest Production Research, Tanzania Forestry Research Institute
Focal point: Director, Siima Salome Bakengesa

Country: Thailand
Organization: Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation
Focal point: Head of Forest Genetics and Biotechnology Division, Suchitra Changtragoon

Country: Timor-Leste
Organization: Department of Forestry and Water Resource (Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste)
Focal point: Chief, Planning and Strategy, Pascoal do Carmo Barros

Country: Tonga
Organization: Forestry Division (Government of the Kingdom of Tonga)
Focal point: Head of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries, Tevita Faka’osi

Country: Tunisia
Organization: Ministère de l'agriculture et de l'environnement (Gouvernement de la Tunisie)
Focal point: Directeur de la conservation des forêts, Habib Abid

Country: Turkey
Organization: Ministry of Forest and Water Affairs, Forest Tree
Seeds and Tree Breeding Research Directorate
Focal point: Gaye Eren Kandemir

Country: Uganda
Organization: National Forestry Resources Research Institute
Focal point: Director, John Francis Esegu

Country: Ukraine
Organization: Laboratory of Selection, Ukrainian Research Institute of Forestry and Forest Melioration
Focal point: Head of Laboratory, Svitlana Los

Country: United Kingdom
Organization: UK Forestry Commission
Focal point: Jason Hubert

Country: United States of America 
Organization: Institute of Bioenergy, Climate and Environment, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Focal point: Director, Division of Global Climate Change, Randy Johnson

Country: Uruguay
Organization: Dirección General Forestal (MGAP) (Gobierno de Uruguay)
Focal point: Ingeniero, Juan Pablo Nebel Fuentes

Country: Uzbekistan
Organization: Main Department of Forestry (Government of Uzbekistan)
Focal point: Chief Expert (Monitoring of International Projects), Alisher Shukurov

Country: Vanuatu
Organization: Department of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity
Focal point: Director of Forests, Hanington Tamla

Country: Viet Nam
Organization: Nature Conservation Department (Government of Viet Nam)
Focal point: Senior Officer, Ha Thi Tuyet Nga

Country: Yemen
Organization: National Genetic Resources Center, Agricultural Research and extension Authority
Focal point: Technical Director, Mohammed Moqbel Taher Mareai

Country: Zambia
Organization: Department of Forestry (Government of Zambia)
Focal point: Principal Research Officer, Forestry Department, Lishomwa Mulongwe

Country: Zimbabwe
Organization: Forest Research Centre
Focal point: Deputy General Manager, Research and Training Division, Chemist Gumbie

Country: Zimbabwe
Organization: Forest Research Centre
Focal point: Seed Physiologist Researcher, Mduduzi Cardinal Tembani

last updated:  Wednesday, March 22, 2017