Innovative practices in sustainable management of fast-growing trees
The International Commission on Poplars and Other Fast-Growing Trees Sustaining People and the Environment (IPC) (http://www.fao.org/forestry/ipc/en/), expanded the scope of its work from poplars and willows to all fast-growing trees that sustain people and the environment.
In 2021, the IPC will hold its twenty-sixth Session at FAO headquarters in Rome, co-hosted with Italy. These Sessions, the first after the IPC reform in 2019 and the first held in FAO Rome since 1975, will be the opportunity for the IPC to chart a way forward with its new scope.

With the collaboration of SISEF (Italian Society for Forestry and Forest Ecology), IPC intends to survey innovative practices that support forest and land restoration through fast-growing trees, creating a set of background materials and communications products useful to the IPC going into its Session in 2021.

One of the products from this collaboration will be an Atlas and DataBase of Case Studies about innovative practices in sustainable management of fast-growing trees at world scale. The responsible editors are Giuseppe Nervo (CREA, Research Center Forests and Wood, Italy), Gianfranco Minotta (University of Torino), Pierluigi Paris (Italian National Research Council), Fabio Salbitano (University of Florence) and Ben Caldwell (Planted Forests Officer, FAO). The harmonization of the contributions and the final product set up will be carried out by the Italian company, Compagnia delle Foreste.

The following form allows you to submit a proposal of Case Study to be included in the Atlas. Please note again that we have the intention to structure the case studies according to the innovative directions and the species in use in order to facilitate the online queries of the database. So far, all your inputs and comments on these aspects are absolutely welcome. You will be alerted (and eventually asked for further clarifications) in the phase of final editing of the case study. Your name and affiliation will be cited and listed in the section "contributors" for the preparation of the Atlas of Case Study while it will be reported in the individual case study.

We kindly ask you to disseminate the request among colleagues you think might be interested. The link gives free access to the submission form.

This first call will close on December 15th, if you want to be considered for the first round of selection we kindly ask you to fill the form before that date.

For any questions or doubts please refer to this email --> fgt.team@sisef.org
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