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
  • Türkiye
  • Yemen

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

Country Focal point Organization
Albania   Ministry of Environment

Mohamed Abes


Directeur de la Gestion du Patrimoine Forestier et Alfatier

Direction Générale des Forêts

Bulgaria Biser Dachev 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 Iris le Roncé Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forests

Konstantinos Dimopoulos


Directorate General for the Development and Protection of Forests and the Rural Environment Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change

Iran Hossein Azarmi Forests, Range & Watershed Management Organization Forests Center outside North 

Lassim Al-showek Raid Hikmet

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

Khaled Al Manaseer

Ministry of Agriculture
Lebanon Chadi Mohanna Ministry of Agriculture
Libya Taher Abu Baker Al-Hasoumi Ministry of Agriculture Animal and Marine Wealth

Abderrahim Houmy

Khalid Cherki

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests

Conceição Ferreira

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

Saša Orlović

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management

Janez Zafran

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food

Slovenian Forestry Institute


Leopoldo Rojo Serrano

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Sudan Osman Omer Abdalla Forests National Corporation
Syria   Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform 
Tunisia Mohamed Boufaroua Ministry of Agriculture
Türkiye Eray ÖZDEMİR Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Omar Ghanem

Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation

last updated:  Wednesday, June 8, 2022