Feedback on Maritime Pine Seed Resource Programs France, Andorre


France bois forêt – Interprofession nationale

Services: Monitoring, evaluation and capitalisation

Countries: France, Andorre

Dates of intervention: 2022/02 - 2022/05

Amount executed: 20 160 €
Total amount of the service: 20 160 €

Main backer: France bois forêt – Interprofession nationale - Client

Main beneficiary: France bois forêt – Interprofession nationale

Support provider: SalvaTerra


Certificate of satisfactory executionRetour d'expérience sur les programmes de FBF relatifs aux semences de Pin maritime

Context of the service

The renewal of populations of Pinus pinaster (maritime pine) and other coniferous trees (Pinus taeda and Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas fir) in particular) is hampered by various problems: fruiting body dieback, seed pests, etc. all leading to a low seed yield.

This is why, since 2018, the Maritime Pine Specialized Section (SSPM) of FBF has been funding research and development programs aimed at: Characterize and evaluate the dieback rate; Identify pests and their life and attack cycles; Determine the most suitable cultural practices for seed orchards; Implement new health protection strategies; Develop specialized varieties.

After three years of implementation, FBF and SSPM wished to assess the performance of these programs in order to estimate the directions to be taken for the next financing phases.

Services provided

The services were as follows:

- Analysis of program documentation and data;

- Semi-structured interviews with operators in the forest-wood sector, stakeholders of the programs;

- Assessment of the implementation, results and impacts of the programmes, and in particular their coherence, effectiveness, efficiency and impacts;

- Recommendations for the continuation of future programs.

Summary of the service

Feedback on the programmes related to the seed resource carried out since 2018 by the Maritime Pine Specialised Section of the FBF: Documentary analysis on the programmes (characterisation of diebacks and pests; adaptation of cultivation practices, of varieties and of health protection); Semi-structured interviews; Evaluation of the program's implementation, results and impacts. Recommendations for the continuation of future programs.