Towards rural revival in the Mediterranean

Mediterranean rural areas have been witnessing, for several decades now, significant changes. Widening disparities between the hinterland and the intensively developed plains, between rain-fed areas and irrigated areas, poverty in the South and the East, degradation of the environment and landscapes, are the overriding symptoms of a situation that has grown critical. This situation is […]

State of Mediterranean forests 2013

According to this report coordinated by FAO and Plan Bleu, the Mediterranean forests are expected to be hard hit by climate change and are under severe pressure from population growth.

Activity report 2012

The structure of this report follows the logical framework of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) that was agreed by the 21 countries and the European Union during the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention in Marrakesh in 2009. This framework is shared by the coordinating unit based in Athens and the regional […]

Pilot participatory management approaches in woodland areas in Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey: lessons learned and potential applications across the Mediterranean

Under Component 3 (Development of local, participatory modes of governance for Mediterranean woodland ecosystems) of the FGEF project (Optimising the production of goods and services by Mediterranean forests in a context of global changes), the five partner countries involved (Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon, Tunisia and Turkey) designed and tested participatory approaches and innovative governance structures for […]

Maximize the production of goods and services of Mediterranean forest ecosystems in the context of global changes

The regional project “Maximize the production of goods and services of Mediterranean forest ecosystems in the context of global changes” (2012-2016) is financed by the French Global Environment Facility together with the German Cooperation (GIZ), the French Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood, and Forestry, and the European Union. Project activities are organized into five components and […]