Adding value to french forestry

Adding value to french forestry
Type of text :
Opinion and report
Type of referral :
Own initiative
Working group :
Section for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Date d'adoption
Date adopted : 10/10/2012
Rapporteur(s) :
Cooperation Group

With more than 25 million hectares of wooded area, of which 16m is in mainland France and 9m in the overseas regions (8m in French Guiana alone consisting to a large extent of primary forests), France is the 3rd most forested country in the European Union. Today covering more than one third of the national territory, publicly and privately owned forests constitute a considerable asset through their many roles and functions, in accordance with the principle of multi-functionality reaffirmed by the law.