Virtual conference hosted from Brno, Czech Republic; 4-6 October 2021
Newly published: Book of Abstracts - Welcome message by IUFRO President Dr. John Parrotta
IUFRO Units involved: 4.05.00, 4.05.01, 4.05.02, 4.05.03, 4.05.04, 4.05.05.
The forestry sector is significantly affected by environmental change and other recent challenges. A continuous string of natural disasters increase pressure on forest management scenarios, timber and non-wood forest products trading and pricing, sale policies, labour productivity, and demand and supply responses. These challenges considerably influence the whole value chain. Forest management, timber and non-timber production, and wood markets are confronted with increasing pressure for enhanced managerial skills, planning, logistics, communication, marketing and analysis. The overproduction and related overall deficient demand for wood products also influence the forest-based sector. A shortage of skilled labour to manage the calamitous situation efficiently is significantly affecting the forest-based sector. In some parts of the world, the challenges and need for transformation in the forestry become even more deeply rooted due to current pandemic, which also notably decreases public interest in forest-related issues. It is the duty of the forestry professional and scientific community at the national, European, and global levels to analyse the situation and address forestry challenges and to propose steps to stabilise the forest-based and wood sectors.
Details at: https://iufro2021.ldf.mendelu.cz/