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National coordinator

François Lefèvre
INRA - Ecologie des Forêts Méditerranéennes
Domaine St Paul, Site Agroparc,
84914 Avignon cedex 9, France  [2]

Quick info

Letter of Agreement signed on 28 May 2015

Member since 1994


  • Pierre Bouillon, Ministry of Agriculture, Alimentation and Forest
  • Eric Collin, IRSTEA
  • Alexis Ducousso, Genetic team UMR BIOGECO
  • Bruno Fady, INRA - Unité de Recherches `Ecologie des Forêts Méditerranéennes`
  • François Lefèvre, INRA - Ecologie des Forêts Méditerranéennes
  • Marc Villar, INRA - Unite Amélioration, génetique et physiologie forestières
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    Focal point

    Monique Guibert

    Management of forest genetic resources in France

    Since 1989, France has created a national programme for conserving forest tree genetic resources. It is now steered by the National Commission of Forest Genetic Resources (CRGF) which celebrated its 20th anniversary. The CGRF involves central administration, research, public and private forest managers, NGOs. It proposes the national programme's major guidelines and priorities to the Ministry in charge of Forests. Since 2006, this programme is also part of the National Strategy for Biodiversity and it is a flagship activity in the National Climate Change Adaptation Plan  [3].

    CRGF (President: F. Lefèvre; Secretary: E. Collin) has three working groups:

    Further information

    French policy and activities for the conservation of FGR  [4] - Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of France (French)

    French policy and activities for forest reproductive material  [5] (FRM) - Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of France (French)

    French Strategy for Biodiversity - Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (French  [6]) (English  [7])

    Those articles include a general presentation of the in situ networks of the CRGF (Valadon & Musch 2007) and papers devoted to specific conservation networks (Pinus sylvestris, Picea abies, Abies alba, Fagus sylvatica and Quercus petraea)

    External publications

    EUFORGEN publications

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