(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
Many participants attended the side event of KKL-JNF at the 10th UN Forum on Forests in Instanbul, including the Vice Minister of the Water and Afforestation Ministry in Turkey, Ismail Balan, who noted the importance of regional cooperation in the area of combating desertification. Aviv Eisenband and Gil Atzmon presented the activities of KKL-JNF in the fields of afforestation and combating desertification.
Among the participants at KKL-JNF's side event were students and representatives from the USA, Ireland, Finland, Cyprus, Malaysia, Egypt, Uzbekistan, Cameroon, Nigeria, Laos, Myanmar and many other countries that expressed great interest in the experience and expertise of KKL-JNF. Participants asked many questions and expressed interest in visiting Israel and learning about the knowledge and professional expertise of KKL-JNF in the area of afforestation.
KKL-JNF's Gil Atzmon and Aviv Eisenband showed a short film about the activities of KKL-JNF in the area of afforestation, including two policies central to KKL-JNF activity:
1) The evolution of the afforestation policy in Israel
2) Afforestation in arid areas based on advanced research and development in Israel.
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