Silva Mediterranea

Over 90 years of Mediterranean forest management


Membership in Silva Mediterranea is open to all members of the FAO African, European, and Near East Forestry Commissions, whose territories are situated wholly or in part in the Mediterranean basin proper or whose forest, agricultural, or grazing economies are intimately associated with those of the Mediterranean region. The Committee currently has 27 members, including 26 states and one organization:

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Egypt
  • European Union
  • France
  • Greece
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Malta
  • Morocco
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Yemen

For further information on a country, please click on the links below.

Country Focal point Organization
Albania Ylli Hoxha Ministry of Environment

Abdelkader Benkheira

Abdelmalek Abdelfettah

Ministry of Agriculture and Sustainable Development

Vice-Chair of the Committee

Bulgaria Denitsa Pandeva Executive Forest Agency
Cyprus Charalambos Alexandrou Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
Egypt Mahmoud Zaki Hassan Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation
European Union Alfonso Gutierrez Teira European Commission
European Union Mauro Poinelli  
France Catherine Rivoal Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forests

Dimitris Vakalis

Reveka Batmanoglou

Ministry of Rural Development and Food

Ministry of Environment


Raid Hikmet Lassim Al-Showek

Ministry of Agriculture
Israel Asaf Karavani Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL)
Italy Alessandra Stefani Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies

Khaled Al Manaseer

Ali Abu Hamoor

Ministry of Agriculture
Lebanon Chadi Mohanna Ministry of Agriculture
Libya Taher Abu Baker Al Hasoumi Ministry of Agriculture Animal and Marine Wealth
Morocco Abderrahim Houmy High Commission for Waters and Forests and the Fight against Desertification

Conceição Ferreira

International Affairs at ICNF

Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas
Romania Istrate Ștețco Ministry of Water and Forests

Dusan Jovic

Sasa Stamatovic

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management

Primož Habjan

Gregor Meterc

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food

Slovenian Forestry Institute


Leopoldo Rojo Serrano

Begoña Nieto Gilarte

Jose Jaquotot Saenz de Miera

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Sudan Osman Omer Abdalla Forests National Corporation
Syria Wajeeh Khouri Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform 
Tunisia Mohamed Boufaroua Ministry of Agriculture
Turkey Ismail Belen Ministry of Forests and Water Affairs

Omar Ghanem

Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation

last updated:  Wednesday, June 24, 2020