TUNIS, in June 2014. What is the economic reality of the "pine nut" value chain and what are the market opportunities for this product? In order to find answers to these questions and identify avenues for future promotion, the Direction Générale des Forêts (DGF) in Tunisia and GIZ commissioned a value chain analysis.
Read more … Pine Nut Value Chain in Tunisia: New Study on “White gold”
ROME, June 23-27. Titled “Forests and People: Wood and Beyond”, this year’s 22nd session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO), held at FAO headquarters in Rome, also aimed at drawing the attention of forest administrators to the importance of enhancing communication on forests.
Read more … Importance of Enhancing Communication on Forests
On May 31st 2014, Ludwig Liagre will leave the regional project GIZ-CPMF. After four years of project work as an expert in the field of environmental economics, he decided to leave the South Mediterranean shore to return to his homeland.
Read more … Ludwig Liagre is leaving - but not entirely
To ensure the development and sustainable management of forests and forest rangeland in Tunisia, the General Directorate of Forestry (GDF) is preparing its third national strategy for the period 2015-2024. The process is being supported by the regional project GIZ-CPMF. The strategy which includes an action plan aims at conserving and valuing the goods and services of forests and forest rangelands, with the purpose of enhancing the socio-economic well-being of forest communities, curtailing the loss of biodiversity and contributing to climate change mitigation.
Read more … National Workshop in Tunisia : Validation of the Forest and Pastoral Strategy Draft 2015-2024
About one year ago, the Communication Unit of the Tunisian General Directorate of Forestry was created, in order to increase and improve internal and external communication. One of its recent products is a fact sheet on “Non Wood Forest Products: a business opportunity and doorway to sustainable resource management”.
Read more … Promotion of Non Wood Forest products in Tunisia
In the framework of a 4-days training workshop, December 9-12, 2013, taking place in Guelma, Algeria, forest managers from 4 wilayas (Guelma, El Tarf, Skikda, Annaba) and representatives from partner sectors (water and hydraulics, economy, agriculture) discussed how to use forests and their goods and services for local development and adaptation to climate change.
Read more … Training on Forest Ecosystem-based Adaptation, Guelma, Algeria
In the framework of the CPMF steering committee and the session of the Silva Mediterranea committee, in Hammamet, Tunisia, December, 2-4, 2013, the sustainable financing of forest related activities in the CPMF countries has been put in question. Given the uncertainty of the continuation of the current financing resources, the development of an adapted financing strategy beyond 2015 is a crucial necessity.
Read more … Regional financing platform: towards sustainable financing of the CPMF after 2015?
Tunis/Tunisia, Sunday 10/11/2013. On the occasion of the “Fête Nationale de l’Arbre 2013” , the Tunisian Forest Service DGF organized three days of different information sessions in the Cité des Sciences de Tunis within the context of the topic of this year :“Les Forets…pour une économie verte”.
Read more … Celebration of Tunisia’s National day of Trees, 2013
BARCELONA, in September. In recognition of his outstanding and committed cooperation in the organization of the 3rd Mediterranean Forest Week (MFW III), which took place in Tlemcen, Algeria, in March this year, Mr. Abdelmalek Abdelfettah, in charge of the International Cooperation of the General Directorate of Forestry of Algeria, was awarded the “Tree of Honor”.
Read more … Algerian Official of the Forest Administration Receives “Tree of Honor”
TUNIS, in July. Recognizing the need to thoroughly analyze the implementation of the previous forest strategy (covering 2002 to 2012) and to considerthe new socio-political context in Tunisia since the beginning of the Arab Spring, the Direction Générale des Fôrets (DGF) is poised to launch the elaboration of the new, 10-yearforest strategy for the period 2013-2022 in its efforts to improve the forest eco-systems and their contribution to the socio-economic development of the country.
Read more … After a Participative Process, Tunisia Launches Elaboration of New Forest Strategy
Skhirat / Morocco, 7 May 2013: At the celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the Moroccan High Commission on Water, Forest and Combating Desertification (HCEFLCD), the head of the Regional GIZ Project Silva Mediterranea – CPMF, Alexander Kastl, in presence of the High Commissioner Dr. Abdeladim Lhafi, presented the symbolic “Tree of Honor” to Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane, in recognition of his political support for the development of Mediterranean forests.
Read more … Prime Minister of Morocco receives "Tree of Honor"
The “III Mediterranean Forest Week” in the city of Tlemcen in Western Algeria, which took place from March 17 – 21 this year, ended precisely and, symbolically, on the newly declared “International Day of Forests” (March 21st).
Read more … MFW III adopts Declaration of Tlemcen
In recognition of the outstanding coordination work of the secretariat of the Silva Mediterranea committee on mediterranean forestry issues in the organization of the IIIrd Mediterranean Forest Week in Tlemcen, the elaboration of the State of Mediterranean Forests (SoMF) and the Strategic Framework on Mediterranean Forests (CSFM), the GIZ regional project Silva Mediterranea-CPMF delivered to Mr. Christophe BESACIER the “Tree of Honors”.
Read more … Silva Mediterranea Secretariat receives the “Tree of Honors”
Mediterranean Forestry Master course scholarships available until April 15th,2013. Application is opened to female students from Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey.
Read more … Scholarships for Master MEDFOR
The duration of the GIZ regional project Silva Mediterranea-CPMF has been extended to December 2015, three new positions in the field of communication, non-wood forest products value chains and gender mainstreaming have been created and the global budget has been increased from 4 million to 7,5 million Euro.
Read more … Extension of the GIZ regional project Silva Mediterranea-CPMF