23rd Session of the International Poplar Commission
Country Progress ReportsNEW: Deadline for Country Progress Reports submission has been extended to 31 July 2008
Country reports prepared by National Poplar Commissions in each member country detail progress in knowledge, technology and techniques in Poplar and Willow culture, production and utilization since the 21st Session, 2000. These country reports provide information for items on the agenda of the Session and exchange of technical and statistical information.
The deadline for National Poplar Commissions to submit Country Progress Reports to the IPC is 30 June. These are urgently needed to allow preparation of a Global Synthesis for presentation at the 23rd Session.
Chairs of National Poplar Commissions are urged to complete the both country reports and annex1 in electronic format in conformity with the Guidelines in English or French or Spanish and submit to IPC-Secretariat@fao.org.
Statistical details in Annex 1, Questionnaire, will complement the Country National Report and are particularly important to complete.
Response to the questionnaire is crucial for IPC to allow country, regional and global analyses of status and trends in Planted Forest development and to assist in improving formulation of policies, preparing outlook studies and undertaking planning, management, monitoring and reporting.
We understand the difficulties that experts can find in providing such information however in lack of detailed statistical data, aggregated data and/or best professional estimates are also very much appreciated.
Please direct any queries to Alberto Del Lungo
Should countries that are not members of the IPC wish to submit statistics as detailed in Annex 1, these will also be incorporated into syntheses.