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Turkey’s Participation to COFO

Turkey’s Participation to COFO

Turkey’s Participation to COFO The Committee on Forestry (COFO)  is the highest FAO Forestry statutory body. The biennial sessions of COFO bring together heads of forest services and other senior government officials to identify emerging policy and technical issues, to seek solutions and to advise FAO and others on appropriate action. Personally I had the […]

A Unique Non-Wood Forest Product: Pine Honey

A Unique Non-Wood Forest Product: Pine Honey

  Pine honey, a very unique non-wood forest product, is a different type of honeydew honey produced in Turkey. The annual production amount as the average of several years is 15.000-30.000 tons. It comes mainly from Muğla province, then the others as Aydın, İzmir, Antalya, Balıkesir. (2014; 20-25.000 tons, 2015; 10-15.000 tons, in extrem years […]

Turkey’s Experiences on Management of Mountain Forests

Turkey’s Experiences on Management of Mountain Forests

Mountains occupy nearly 24% of the global land surface and directly support over 12% of the world’s population. One-fifth of humankind derives a vast array of ecosystem goods and services from the mountains, including freshwater, energy, timber, a wide variety of bioresources, and opportunities for recreation and spiritual renewal. Turkey, with land area of 78 million […]

Some Examples of Recent International Developments on Forestry and Mountains

Some Examples of Recent International Developments on Forestry and Mountains

  For the last three decades there has been several important developments related to forestry and mountains. The year of 2015 is a kind of milestone. In this paper some recent developments, examples and regulations have been examined. In 1992, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, adopted Forest Principles together with Agenda 21, which included […]

Sixth Steering Committee of CPMF (12-13 November 2015)

Sixth Steering Committee of CPMF (12-13 November 2015)

The Collaborative Partnership on Mediterranean Forests (CPMF) has been launched in 2010 on occasion of a meeting (September 28-October 01, 2010, Richmond Hotel, Istanbul)  jointly hosted by General Directorate of Forests (GDF) of Turkey, gtz and Silva Mediterranea. At that time I was working as the Deputy Director General of General Directorate of Forests. I was mainly […]

Workshop on National Forest Funds-Morocco

Workshop on National Forest Funds-Morocco

Money!Money!Money! Money is not all thing for everything but without it nothing is possible. This is also the case for forestry. I am goint to Morocco (11-13 November 2015)  in order to participate a workshop organised jointly by FAO, GIZ and Moroccan High Commissariate for Water, Forest and Desertification. The full name of the workshop […]

Observed spatial and temporal variability of precipitation and drought in the Eastern Mediterranean

Observed spatial and temporal variability of precipitation and drought in the Eastern Mediterranean

Shifa Mathbout, Joan Albert López Bustins, and Javier Martin vide University of Barcelona, Physical Geography and Regional Geographical Analysis, Barcelona, Spain (shifamathbout@yahoo.com) The aim of this study is to investigate the spatio-temporal variability and trends of precipitation and droughts across the Eastern Mediterranean. For this purpose, we used daily and monthly precipitation data from 70-103 […]

Greetings from Kyrgyzstan

Greetings from Kyrgyzstan

With the kind invitation of   “Forest Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic” signed by Dr. Nurstan  N.Chyngozhoev, I participated  to the Expert Workshop on  ”The restoration and adaptation of the mountain forests of Central and North-East Asia” which held in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic from October 19-22, 2015. Initially, Mr. […]

Silva Mediterranea- UNCCD COP12

Silva Mediterranea- UNCCD COP12

“The Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions – Silva Mediterranea” which is a statutory body of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) that facilitates dialog and cooperation on Mediterranean forests. It has 27 state members plus the European Union, spanning three of FAO’s Regional Forestry Commissions: the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission, […]

​On the Road to Ankara: a Declaration of Intent to help address land degradation

​On the Road to Ankara: a Declaration of Intent to help address land degradation

Bonn, 13/05/15 The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the Turkish Ministry of Forests and Water Affairs (MoFWA) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have joined forces to address the pressing challenge of global land degradation. The agreement was formalised in a Declaration of Intent that supports collaboration in the lead-up to […]

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