The aim of AGORA was to improve existing and develop new forest Research, Technology and Development (RTD) capacities in key forest scientific areas in Morocco and Tunisia. The new scientific capacities supported policymaking and forest management in the face of rapidly changing climatic and land-use conditions in the Mediterranean area. Capacities were improved through grants, workshops, equipment and new research strategies for North Africa. The scientific capacities include: understanding the role of genetic diversity in the adaptive response of forest tree species; valuing forest goods and services and designing financing mechanisms to ensure their sustainable provision; and developing participatory tools for optimizing and adapting forest management in a context of multiple-use-landscapes and changes in land-use and climate.
AGORA project was funded by the European Commission. 7th Framework programme. Capacities. Grant agreement Nr. 245482