4 May, 2018
Focus on Forestry 2019 - Bridging the digital divide - Call for presenters and presentation topics
Focus on Forestry 2019, organised CMO and
NMU, is being held in the Mpumalanga Lowveld from 17 to 19
April. We are a year away from the event, but we are already
at advanced stages of planning. Focus on Forestry now has a
wider scope of including Silviculture, Fire management and
We would appreciate you making any comments
and suggestions regarding possible presentation topics and
presenters. This year's theme is "Bridging the digital divide
in the African forestry sector". The theme, will explore the
issues and opportunities surrounding the integration of
digital technology in mechanisation and modernisation of
forestry activities in Africa, as well as bring this topic to
the important Mpumalanga forestry area. The theme will
holistically examine all aspects of mechanisation and
modernisation within Silviculture, Fire management and Forest
engineering, including aspects such as new technological
advancements, research results, field experiences,
productivity, planning, training, social issues and safety.
This theme is of great importance and will provide a unique
opportunity for professionals and organizations to exchange
technical and scientific knowledge and information.
As with previous years, the organisers
would like to ensure that they consult widely to guarantee
that the needs of our industry are met. Please send a short
email through to me with your comments or suggestions by
Friday 11 May 2019. The suggestions will be
consolidated into the Focus on Forestry programme.
Please feel free to pass this on to
others in your organisation.
Tel: +27 (0)44 801 5022 / +27 (0)78 464 7840
Fax: +27 (0)44 805 6665