Scientific Seminar

Submitted by wlwarszawa on Fri, 2006-09-29 16:27.
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The IUFRO European Congress aims to take a comprehensive and integrated view on the key issues inside and outside the forest sector that shape and influence the role of forests and forestry as a means of rural development. The current state of knowledge will be presented, and further research priorities will be identified. The Congress will focus on four main themes:

  • Policies supporting rural development
  • Forests and rural development in the light of global change
  • Social aspects of forests and forestry in the rural landscape
  • Economic role of forests in rural development

The Congress will be aimed at forest researchers from IUFRO or EFI member organizations as well as scientists from related research fields, forest and natural resource policy-makers, land-use planners and forest practitioners, stakeholders and researchers from related fields.


The Scientific Seminar will consist of two plenary, six parallel and one poster session:

  • Improving forest-science interface in support of rural development (plenary)
  • Forests and Rural Development in the Light of Global Change
  • Small Scale Forestry
  • Economic Role of Forestry in Rural Development
  • Forests and Rural Development: Experiences from Developing Countries
  • Policies Supporting Rural Development
  • Forests and Forestry - Public Perception
  • Future research agenda (plenary panel)
  • Forests and Forestry in the Context of Rural Development (poster)

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