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International Poplar Commission - IPC

 

IPC is one of the oldest statutory bodies within the framework of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It was founded in 1947 by 9 European countries in the aftermath of WWII destructions, when poplar and willow culture was considered a priority to supporting reconstruction of rural and industrial economies.

It now comprises 37 member countries that have accepted the Convention and established a National Poplar Commission (NPC). IPC aims to promote the cultivation, conservation and utilization of poplars and willows of the Salicaceae family. Poplars and willows are multi-purpose species and form an important component of forestry and agricultural production systems worldwide, often owned by small-scale farmers.

Region:
Global
POLICY THEME:
Sustainable Forest Management
FAO ROLE:
Convener