Desert-Adapt to Science

Desert-Adapt provides scientific evidence of the suitability of different  adaptation agro-forestry measures to recover and improve ecosystem service quality in degraded Mediterranean areas.

 Desert-Adapt to Policy

Desert-Adapt aims at integrating successfull scientific and management evidence into local, national and international policies for enviornmental, economical and social improvement and growth in Mediterranean areas under climate change treat.

 

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NEW FAO REPORT ON THE STATE OF MEDITERRANEAN FORESTS!

 

A SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK

The State of Mediterranean Forests 2018 analyzes the circum-Mediterranean region, a territory encompassing thirty-one countries and a wide range of political, economic, social and environmental contexts. The region has an extremely rich natural and cultural heritage. Here, human and economic development is largely dependent on at times scarce natural resources and a vulnerable environment. Today, human activity has placed substantial pressure on this environment, the impact of which is felt differently in the northern, southern and eastern sub-regions. Based on a bioclimatic definition of Mediterranean forests, the Mediterranean region includes more than 25 million hectares of forests and about 50 million hectares of other wooded lands. These lands are strongly interconnected with urban and agricultural/rural areas. Mediterranean forests and other wooded lands in the region make vital contributions to rural development, poverty alleviation and food security, as well as to the agriculture, water, tourism, and energy sectors.  

TO DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENT GO TO: http://www.fao.org/3/CA2081EN/ca2081en.PDF