RainWise is pleased to present our new Director of Global Sales, Alex Birdsall. Alex has over 6 years of global technology business development experience with strong client relationships in many industries, including meteorology, agriculture, engineering, forestry, transportation and energy. His enthusiasm, knowledge and creative mind are a perfect match for assisting our customers to get the perfect weather system solutions, either with our standard offerings or through custom collaborations. Alex can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org
John Deere 2154G/2156G and 2654G/2654G Swing Machines Boost Operator Comfort and Productivity
JohnDeere is setting a new standard for the logging industry with the introduction of the 2154G/2156G and 2654G/2656G Forestry Swing Machines. Designed to increase operator efficiency and performance, the G-Series machines can maneuver through the toughest of jobs, from loading to processing big wood. Much like the large frame machines, the 2156G and 2656G Log Loaders are distinguished by the 56 model number, while the Forestry Excavators retain the 54 model number. All four models are equipped with a powerful...
FAO’s State of the World’s Forests Calls for Positive Interactions Between Agriculture and Forestry
It is not necessary to cut down forests to produce more food. Promoting more positive interactions between agriculture and forestry can stop deforestation, build sustainable agricultural systems and improve food security. This is the key message of `The State of the World`s Forests` (SOFO), the flagship publication of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), presented at the opening of the 23rd session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO). Focusing on `Forests and Agriculture: Land-use Challenges...
Valtra expands its range of cabs
The new SkyView cab on N and T Series tractors is ideal for forestry use and also many other tasks. The SkyView cab features polycarbonate glass and a wiper to the rear of the roof. A metal railing protects the roof edges from branches and serves as a mounting rail for auxiliary lights, and other equipment. Valtra’s forest cabs are often specified together with the TwinTrac reverse-drive system. The new SkyView cab has a panoramic roof Heated front and rear screens and mirrors Shock-resistant polycarbona...
Forest Certification to Help Ensure the Sustainable Use of Southern Mediterranean Forests
Desertification is one of the major environmental problems faced by Maghreb. The sustainable use of forests in these countries would help to mitigate and adapt to this global change. This is whyMENFRI, the Mediterranean Network of Forestry Research and Innovation, gathered together forestry experts in Barcelona this summer to discuss opportunities and challenges brought by innovative solutions such as forest certification in the Mediterranean region. “If in the northern Mediterranean PEFC certification is...
New EU Forest Strategy: Better Management can Boost Rural Jobs, say MEPs
The new EU forest strategy must focus on managing forests sustainably, promoting efficient use of the raw materials that they produce, and boosting the competitiveness of forest-related industry so as to create jobs, says a non-legislative resolution voted by Parliament on Tuesday. "The new EU forest strategy is a much-needed response to growing demands on forests and significant societal and political changes that have affected them over the last 15 years. Forestry has a huge potential to create jobs and spur...