Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions-Silva Mediterranea
Over 90 years of Mediterranean forest management
First Mediterranean Forest Week (I MFW) - Antalya, Turkey 2010
The Mediterranean Forest Week has been conceived as a common regional platform for cooperation on Mediterranean forests, aiming at improving the dialogue between the Mediterranean forest research community, policy-makers and the relevant stakeholders as well as at communicating to the international community and the society at large the relevance and challenges affecting Mediterranean forests.
The First Mediterranean Forest Week was organised in Antalya (Turkey) and hosted by the Southwest Anatolia Forest Research Institute (SAFRI) on 13 - 16 April 2010.
During this first Mediterranean Forest Week a position paper on the contribution of forests and other wooded lands to food security in the Mediterranean was prepared by a panel of experts in the context of the third Enlarged Executive Committee of Silva Mediterranea. The panel of experts comprised members of Silva Mediterranea Enlarged Executive Committee, representatives of research organisations and networks, landowner associations and non-governmental organisations active in the Mediterranean.
This position paper was prepared to be included as part of the declaration of the Ministers of Agriculture at the Ministerial Conference of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) on Food security, Agriculture and Rural Development, scheduled on 15-16 June 2010, in Cairo (Egypt).