The meeting was attended by the Cooodinating beneficiary CNR IPSP (Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection) and CNR IBE (Institute of Bioeconomy) and by representatives of all associated beneficiaries: Ente Parco delle Madonie (EPM); Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca sull’interazione Tecnologia-Ambiente – Università Di Palermo (CIRITA-UNIPA); Assessorato Regionale dell’Agricoltura, dello Sviluppo Rurale e della Pesca Mediterranea, Dipartimento Regionale dello Sviluppo Rurale e Territoriale (DRSRT); University of Seville (US).
The meeting mainly has been aimed at developing a common view of the project mandate, fostering team building and establishing working relationships, beginning to tackle together the work to be done and focusing on the tasks that each beneficiary will have to deal with in the next months.
During the meeting, all beneficiaries have been acquainted on the main administrative and financial aspects of the Life programME.
The following day, 3rd October 2019, the LIFE4FIR group was welcomed by the Major of Polizzi Generosa, the municipality where the Abies nebrodensis population is located, and then visited in situ the relic trees’ area and the ‘Piano Noce’ nursery, where most activities on seedlings will be conducted during the project.
Presentations held during the meeting
First day meeting at the Botanical garden of Palermo
Coordinator and partners of the LIFE4FIR project, presenting their Institutions and the activities in which they will be involved within the project.
LIFE4Fir project and objectives was briefly introduced to students attending the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry at the University of Palermo.
The LIFE4FIR group which attended the Kick Off meeting the 2nd October 2019 at the Orto Botanico of Palermo.
LIFE4FIR welcomed by the Major
The LIFE4FIR group was welcomed by the Major of Polizzi Generosa
In situ visit to the relic Abies nebrodensis population
Natural regeneration of Abies nebrodensis.
The LIFE4FIR workgroup was joined by a couple of german tourists which was hiking the Abies nebrodensis path in the Parco delle Madonie.
The Abies nebrodensis tree nr. 13 from which cones were collected soon before their maturation.
Coordinator and part of the LIFE4FIR group during the visit to the Abies nebrodensis relic population, guided by employees of the Parco delle Madonie.
Visit to the Piano Noce nursery
LIFE4FIR group and employees of the Piano Noce nursery which was visited during the second day of the meeting.
LIFE4FIR group visiting the plots in the Piano Noce nursery where Abies nebrodensis seedlings are growing.
Coordinator and some colleagues of CNR visiting a site suited for the establishment of new clonal orchard as planned in the LIFE4FIR project.