Responsible Management

Cocoa cultivation is devouring forests

  • 2022

In recent decades, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire have lost about a third of their forested areas to cocoa cultivation. How has cocoa production developed over the years and how did we arrive at such critical figures? Read the article and find out more!

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In Europe, we are responsible for 16% of global deforestation. How? Every day we buy and consume food whose production may have contributed to forest loss and degradation in other parts of the world. This deforestation outside EU’s borders is therefore indirectly linked (embodied in) to the production of some raw materials, especially

Call for proposals “Biodiversity and Climate”: looking for companies to save 16 ecosystems and 22 species in Lombardy

  • 2022

The initiative represents the largest public-private partnership in the EU for the conservation of biodiversity and the valorisation of ecosystem services Milan, 24 March 2022. Strengthening or restoring 16 Lombardy habitats, 5 of which are at risk of disappearing, by safeguarding the survival of 22 native animal and plant species. This

Different models of association in the Italian forest sector: between tradition, innovation and new challenges

  • 2022

How can forestry associations counteract land fragmentation and reduce the abandonment of forest management? Forest ownership fragmentation and lack of horizontal integration among forest owners represent some of the main factors that traditionally affect the competitiveness of the Italian forest sector. Since 1923 (Royal Decree No. 3267), the Italian regulatory framework

The new EU Zero Deforestation Regulation (EUDR): challenges and opportunities

  • 2022

For months the political debate in Europe has revolved around the adoption of the new EU Zero Deforestation Regulation, which aims to curb the import of goods derived from deforestation. If approved, this regulation will cover soybeans, beef, palm oil, timber, cocoa and coffee and some derived products, such as leather and chocolate. For wood products, the new regulation will replace the existing EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).

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Due diligence, traceability, sustainability and more. What challenges and opportunities will be contained in the new EU Zero Deforestation Regulation? For months now, the political debate in Europe has revolved around the draft EU regulation on Deforestation-free products. The regulation aims to guarantee access to the EU market for commodities and

The National Forestry Strategy The culmination of a long participatory process

  • 2022

The 9th of February 2022 marks an important turning point for the entire Italian forestry sector thank to the publication of the National Forestry Strategy (SFN). The strategy has been promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry in agreement with the Ministries of Ecological Transition, Culture, Economic Development and the State-Regions Conference.

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The 9th of  February 2022 is already a historic day for the Italian forestry sector thanks to the publication of the National Forest Strategy (NFS). Promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry in agreement with the Ministries of Ecological Transition, Culture, Economic Development and the State-Regions Conference, the NFS

Forestry Manager, Lombardy region Work with us


We are looking for a person who cares about the enhancement and sustainable management of forests, protected areas and Natura 2000 sites in the context of Lombardy region (Italy).

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Who we are? Etifor restores the balance between humans and nature. How? By improving the value of nature through science, innovation and governance. Our work is to help clients increase economic, environmental and social benefits of policies, projects and investments. Together we will challenge environmental and social issues with the aim of

Have you ever heard of Water Funds?

  • 2021

Have you ever heard of Water Funds? If you are interested in this topic and would like to know more about these innovative governance mechanisms, read our latest article (in Spanish) published with The Nature Conservancy.

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A model that links different public and private water users to sustainably manage

Reflections and results of the project INCREDIBLE project

  • 05.21

INCREDIBLE finale to a great project. Find out more!

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THE FINAL CONFERENCE On 15-16 April, the INCREDIBLE project held its Final Conference: Building partnerships for innovation in Mediterranean non-wood forest products (NWFPs) value-chains, to explore and celebrate during 3 sessions the outcomes of the project with a special emphasis on the flagship initiatives and important achievements of each Interregional Innovation Networks (iNets).

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