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XIII World Forestry Congress (WFC 2009)

18-23 October 2009 | Buenos Aires, Argentina
WFC 2009
Highlights for Thursday, 22 October 2009
Thursday at XIII WFC was marked by bustling participants darting to the 23 parallel sessions, two plenaries, and an all day forum on investment and finance. In addition, Jorge Rodríguez, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Telecommunications of Costa Rica, was recognized by the FAO for the efforts to combat deforestation and increase forest cover through a PES program.
 
 
Daily Highlights

Saturday, 17 October - Sunday, 18 OctoberMonday, 19 October - Tuesday, 20 October - Wednesday, 21 October - Thursday, 22 October - Friday, 23 October

MORNING PLENARY
Forests in the service of people

 

Balgis Osman Elasha, Sudan, detailed developing countries’ concerns regarding forests and climate change

Esteban Jobbágy, University of Buenos Aires, discussed water-related issues in forestry plantations.

MORNING SELECTED PARALLEL SESSIONS

1.5 Management for the conservation of forests
Archi Rastogi, McGill University, Canada, and Daniel Barthélémy, National Institute of Agricultural Research, France

John Spence, University of Alberta, Canada, presented a study on forest management to meet conservation objectives.

Cesar Sabogal, Brazil

Christian Barthod, Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Seas, France.

Charlotte Lietaer, FAO, spoke of the potential contribution of beekeeping to forest conservation and poverty reduction.
6.3 Institutional settings, law compliance and good governance

Rubén Darío Moreno, Technical Coodinator, FLEG, Colombia

Agustinus Taufik, Transparency International, Indonesia

Armand Natta, Benin University

David Brown, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK

Abdallah Ramadhani, Tanzania
6.5 Intersectoral policies and influences

Richard Guldin, US Forest Service

Christian Barthod, Ministry of Ecology, France, Lorenza Colletti, State Forest Service, Italy, and Benno Pokorny, University of Freiburg, Germany

Maria Elena Diaz Vasquez, indigenous people representative, Nicaragua, Luviam Zelaya Antúnes, National Forest Institute, Nicaragua, Francesca Felicani, FAO, and Leonardo Chavez, FAO

 

AFTERNOON SELECTED PARALLEL SESSIONS

6.2 Instruments for forest planning and development
Jorge Menendez, Director, Forest Environment and development, Argentina, Yves Poss, AgroParisTech, France, Victor Vidal, Paraguay

Gustavo Braier, Consultant , Argentina

7.3 Participatory management and processes
Nihal Hain, India

Amsatou Niang, Senegal and Kalpana Jain and Max Alejandro Triana, Colombia

7.5 Gender and Forestry
 

Noemie Porro, ACEFA, presented a study on gender relations in agroforestry and forest management initiatives in the Brazilian Amazon.

Emily Obonyo, Forestry Research Institute, Kenya, discussed women’s role in forest management in Kenya.
1.7 Genetic diversity

Antoine Kremer, INRA, France

Victor Hugo Cambrón, Insituto de Investigaciones Agropecuaria y Forestales, Michoacán, Mexico

Mario Pastorino, INTA EEA Bariloche, Argentina
6.3 Institutional settings, law compliance and good governance
Francesca Felicani, FAO

Soledad Aguilar, Argentina, and Paul Crowley, IDLO

FAO recognised the efforts of Jorge Rodríguez, Costa Rica, for his efforts to combat deforestation and increase forest cover.

Jan Heino, Chair, Assistant Director-General Forestry Department, FAO and Olman Serrano, FAO

Jorge Rodríguez, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Telecommunications of Costa Rica

 

 

 

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