AFWC/EFC/NEFC Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions - Silva Mediterranea

Comité CFFSA/CEF/CFPO des questions forestières méditerranéennes - Silva Mediterranea
FAO Comité CFFSA/CFE/CFCO sobre Cuestiones Forestales del Mediterraneo - Silva Mediterranea

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History

Established 1948, with the title Committee of Mediterranean Forestry Questions by Article VI-1 of the Constitution of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as a subsidiary body of European Forestry Commission (EFC), evolving from Silva Mediterranea, set up 1922, following Mediterranean forestry cooperation since 1911. Became Joint Sub-Commission on Mediterranean Forestry Problems by Resolutions of Conference sessions, 1953 and 1961. Present title adopted 1970. Acronyms subsequently altered in line with those of the AFWC. Rules of Procedure adopted at 7th session, 1960; amended at 8th session, 1962.

Aims

Allow Mediterranean countries which are members of the the European Forestry Commission, the Near East Forestry Commission and the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission to: meet, share experience and establish cooperative programmes; periodically review trends in use of forest land in the Mediterranean area; assess impact of changes implemented in agricultural, industrial and urban sectors; advise member governments on reorientation or improvements necessary to meet changing situations or newly-emerging needs; examine progress in forestry technology in ecological and regional contexts to assess present forest land utilization methods; identify research priorities; determine research projects and recommend measures necessary for their concerted execution by forestry research institutes; conduct technical studies and surveys to assist in implementation of national policies.

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Languages

Arabic, English, French, Spanish.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 26 countries
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Subjects *

  • Geography
    • Ecology
    • Land Type/Use
    • Wild
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • FAO Bodies
    • Forestry
  • Economics
    • Resource Utilization
  • Technology
    • Technology

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

E6407

Last News Received

25. Oct 2017
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