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Network for sustainable management and resilience of planted forests


Founded in 1998, this association aims to facilitate and coordinate exchanges between stakeholders in research, education and the forestry sector. From 2009, the IEFC has slowed down its activity to support the EFI regional office for the Atlantic arc regions and since 2018 the EFI platform for plantation forests. In 2020, following the closure of the EFI regional offices in France, the association hired a director and staff to ensure the animation of the network and the coordination of activities and projects on the topic of planted forests.


IEFC is a transnational network of scientific and technical cooperation for the sustainable management of cultivated forests. IEFC brings together more than 30 organizations: research institutes, technical centers, universities, engineering schools, insurance companies, cooperatives and professional organizations. Any legal entity can become a member and participate in networking activities (thematic groups, events), as well as in the setting up and implementation of collaborative research and development projects. IEFC Membership provides access to a broad scientific and technological expertise and privileged contacts.


IEFC promotes sharing of experience and capacities between its members and more broadly with actors involved in the sustainable management and use of planted forests. Among these long-term activities resulting from the IEFC network, we can mention the REINFFORCE network, the IUFRO task force on planted forests, or the silvalert application produced by the PLURIFOR project.
This activity is carried out within the European Union as expected of a European association. Do not hesitate to contact us to share your ideas and initiatives or to join the association.


Webinar – Let’s Talk About Planted Forests – Clonal Forestry – Our speakers

This month, Let’s Talk About Planted Forests will address the subject of clonal forestry.

To discuss this subject, the IEFC invited 3 experts. Here’s a quick overview of our speakers and topics:

Giuseppe Nervo – Director at CREA (Council for Agricultural Research and Agricultural Economy Analysis)

“Sustainable clonal forestation for the production of quality poplar wood in […]

Let’s Talk About Planted Forests – Clonal Forestry – Registration

The Let’s talk about Planted Forests webinar will take place on 16 September 2022 at 2pm CET.

Join us online to discuss on our next theme: clonal forestry

How to manage the risks? What are the challenges? What are the new trends and practices?

During this webinar, you will have the opportunity to:

-hear experts share their views

-discover trends […]