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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 […]

CARFU meets with the ICT’s of future

CARFU meets with the ICT’s of future

Science, industry, technology, education, information systems and communication issues are CARFU’s work areas. In this context, we are trying to come together with the students, to transfer our knowledge and experiences, and we strive to take advantage of their energy. One of the latest program has been organized with Metin Emiroğlu High School, a public […]

Leaf Miners on Urban Greenery Trees of Municipalıty Ilıdza-Azra Ćosović

Leaf Miners on Urban Greenery Trees of Municipalıty Ilıdza-Azra Ćosović

Ilidža is a municipality of Sarajevo Canton in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has a metro population of 157,654 and is a chief suburb of Sarajevo and de facto its neighborhood . It is famous for the natural beauty of its surroundings and historical tradition dating back to neolithic times. Sarajevo International Airport is located nearby, as is the famous Vrelo Bosne spring.   About the AuthorThis article was written by […]

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 […]

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. […]

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