The Council of Ministers of the Government of Spain, has authorized the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment to contribute 50,000 euros to the European Forestry Institute (EFI) to conduct research and provide political support on forestry issues and 14,755 euros to EUFORGEN to meet with the financial commitments of Spain to different international organisms of the forestry sector.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food, and Environment of Spain will contribute a contribution of 50,000 euros to the European Forestry Institute (EFI), where research is carried out and political support is offered on forest issues. Currently, the EFI has approximately 130 member organizations (both research organizations and end users of such research) in Europe and in other continents. His main research areas are sustainability and climate change and forests for the Society.
This Institute is a reference in the development of projects on important forestry issues at European level and, among other characteristics, has a history of more than 50 projects developed for the General Directorates of the European Commission during the last years.
14,755 euros are also allocated for the European Forest Genetic Resources Program (EUFORGEN), an international cooperation program that promotes this conservation and sustainable use of forest genetic resources in Europe. It offers a unique platform to exchange information and promote a dialogue between science and politics, contributing to the development of conservation strategies.
Spain is part of the Forest Europe process, from which the European Forest Genetic Resources Program (EUFORGEN) emanates. Since its inception, Spain has been part of EUFORGEN and has contributed very actively in discussions and working groups, the results of which have been a major step forward in the conservation of forest genetic resources in our country and throughout Europe.