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Rehabilitation of Degraded Forests and Landscapes in Drylands

Rehabilitation of Degraded Forests and Landscapes in Drylands

As a part of the project entitled “Sustainable Land Management and Climate-friendly Agriculture (GCP/TUR/055/GFF)” a  training workshop on capacity building for decision makers and technical staff on concept and principles of SLM and CSA practices is going to be held at 15-16 November 2016, Ankara.   For the tentative agenda: TOR-Agenda-SLM-CSA-training-07.11.2016   Purposes of the Training […]

Fruit Diversity in Central Asia: Meeting on Karaalma Model Forest Farm

Fruit Diversity in Central Asia: Meeting on Karaalma Model Forest Farm

Table of contents Introduction. 1 What is a Model Forest?. 1 The History of Model Forest Concept. 2 Situation of Kyrgyzstan (Karaalma Model Forest Farm). 3 The History of Turkish Model Forests- Mediterranean Model Forest Network. 3 Model Forest Practices in Turkey. 5 Yalova Model Forest - http://yalovamodelormani.org.tr/. 5 Bucak Model Forest. 6 Lessons Learned From Turkey’s […]

5th Mediterranean Forest Week is approaching!

5th Mediterranean Forest Week is approaching!

One of the important regional initiatives co-organized by Silva Mediterranea http://www.fao.org/forestry/silva-mediterranea/en/  is approaching. The 5th Mediterranean Forest Week will be held from March 20th to 24th, 2017 in Agadir (Morocco) and will be devoted to the restoration of forests and landscapes in the Mediterranean. http://www.carfu.org/?p=787 Registrations will open soon; website of the 5th Mediterranean Forest Week […]

COFO23 was held in Roma

COFO23 was held in Roma

The Committee on Forestry (COFO) is the highest FAO Forestry statutory body. This year of 2016, the COFO will be organised  at Rome, Italy  from 18-22 July 2016. The key theme has been idendifed as “Shaping a new agenda for forests” İsmail Belen, the President of CARFO attended several events as a member of Turkish Delegation to COFO 18 […]

The Great Green Wall : Africa’s Response to Climate Change and Zero Hunger-Monday, 18 July 2016

The Great Green Wall : Africa’s Response to Climate Change and Zero Hunger-Monday, 18 July 2016

During COFO, as a part of WFW Session / FAO Side Event; a side event on “The Great Green Wall : Africa’s Response to Climate Change and Zero Hunger” will be organised at Sheikh Zayed Centre from 18:00 – 19:30. Turkey is dealing with Africa and the Great Green Wall. As a part of Turkish Government interest to […]

Forest and Landscape Restoration regional initiatives: toward the regionalisation of the Bonn Challenge

Forest and Landscape Restoration regional initiatives: toward the regionalisation of the Bonn Challenge

The Committee on Forestry (COFO) is the highest FAO Forestry statutory body. The biennial sessions of COFO (held at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy) 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. Other international organizations […]

Nine NGO from three countries establishes PLANFOR

Nine NGO from three countries establishes PLANFOR

PLANFOR-The Platform of the Associations of Nature and Forestry has been established by nine NGO from three countries. The establishment of the Platform and the signing ceremony of the cooperation agreement was held on June 1, 2016 Wednesday at 2:00 pm at Sarajevo University Faculty of Forestry (http://sfsa.web.ba/v2/). The areas of cooperation designated as follows: […]

Supporting Turkey’s Forestry Activities with National Budget

Supporting Turkey’s Forestry Activities with National Budget    Why is a National Forest Fund so important and relevant in Turkey? (In terms of strategy guideline, governance, oversight, capitalization, utilization, etc…and in terms of leader for international funds?…) In Turkey, with a very few exception (20.000 hectares)  all forest belong to the State. According to the […]

Chestnuts in Turkey: 116 million US Dollars in 2002 as a non-wood forest product

Chestnuts in Turkey:  116 million US Dollars in 2002 as a non-wood forest product

  The chestnut is probably the most important nut crop found throughout Turkey’s forests. It has been cultivated and consumed for several centuries. Sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.) is the only native species of the genus in Turkey and its centre of origin is believed to be eastern Turkey or Caucasus. According to the official figures of […]

CARFU is a bridge between college and university

CARFU is a bridge between college and university

CARFU is going on trying to share its experiencies with universities and colleges. Upon with the organization and invitation of Prof. Seref Sağıroğlu, the Head of Engineering Department, CARFU attended the programme jointly organized by Gazi University and Rıdvan Ege College, a college owned by the Government at the date of Tuesday, January 19, 2016 […]

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