AFWC/EFC/NEFC Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions - Silva Mediterranea
Established in 1948, the Committee of Mediterranean Forestry Questions - Silva Mediterranea is the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) statutory body where the Mediterranean Member Countries of the European Forestry Commission (EFC), the Near East Forestry Commission (NEFRC) and the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission (AFWC) meet, share experiences and establish cooperative programmes.
Its role is to insert Mediterranean forest questions into a participatory process, acting as a catalyst for their management, proposing related calls for action and addressing its five working groups’ activities on timely and emerging forest topics.
Where there is need for research, the Committee established cooperative research networks on subjects identified during its sessions. It established five working groups on forest fires, cork oak and non-timber forest products, forest genetic resources, urban and peri-urban forestry, and the desertification and restoration of Mediterranean drylands.
The Silva Mediterranea Chair
Mr Ümit Turhan