Special Programmes and Projects
"...to expand and foster forest research capacity in economically disadvantaged countries"
The acronym is a composition of silva = forest, and voc = vocabulary.
It emphasizes the importance of the correct usage of technical terms in forestry, and is the name of IUFRO's clearinghouse for multilingual forest terminology.
The extensive global network of researchers collates and critically analyses the scientific research knowledge on crucial issues in the interrelations between forests, society and the environment.