International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) is the global network for forest science cooperation, uniting more than 15,000 scientists from almost 700 member organizations in over 110 countries that cooperate on a voluntary basis (www.iufro.org). Their mission is to advance research excellence and knowledge sharing, and to foster the development of science-based solutions to forest-related challenges for the benefit of forests and people worldwide.
IUFRO activities are organized in divisions and working groups dedicated to different research aspects and collaboration groups.
DIVISION 8 Forest Environment is the main force behind this conference but inter divisional exchange is the main objective to enrich knowledge co-production. IUFRO Division 8 activities aim at providing a platform and a network for scientific progress and exchange on forest management and planning, including conservation of forested areas. An important effort relies on creating the needed synergy between efforts maturing in forest science communities with those oriented towards global problems, including global change and biodiversity erosion. All forested biome of the world, including boreal, temperate, Mediterranean, tropical humid and tropical dry forest are taken into consideration. Connections with all Divisions and Task Forces dealing with complementary topics such as sustainable silviculture, physiology, genetics, forest operations, modelling, wood products, social sciences and forest health are ALSO at the core of the activity of D8.
The National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) is a decentralized public body created in 1956, with presence throughout Argentina. The Institute has a headquarters, 15 regional centers, 52 experimental stations, 6 research centers, 22 research institutes, and more than 350 extension units.
INTA’s objectives and efforts are oriented towards innovation as the engine of national development. As a member of the National System of Science, Technology and National Innovation, INTA develops capacities for the agro-industrial sector and participates in networks that foster inter-institutional cooperation. In addition, INTA generates knowledge and technologies that it puts at the service of different sectors of society, through its extension, information and communication systems.
INTA’s contributions allow the country to achieve greater potential and generate new opportunities to access regional and international markets with products and services having high added value.