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The multi-actor 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.


Editorial 2023

Wood has been vital to humans for ages, but as the pressure for wood increased, the solution was to farm trees in plantations to supply wood and reduce the harvest pressure on wild forests. Large areas of land were then planted with single species of trees of the same age, producing value once every few […]


Credit: Yoann Portejoie

In a French landscape famous for its agriculture and Limousin beef cattle, how can we best integrate forestry plantations to benefit local communities, support biodiversity and achieve climate resilience, and supply timber to decarbonize the construction industry?

In September 2022, the New Generation Plantations (NGP) platform and the IUFRO Task Force on planted forests […]