People on the Move

Early in 2000, Vicente Arriaga Martinez, Mexican Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Fisheries (SEMARNAP), joined the Model Forest programme as national coordinator of the Mexican Model Forest programme. He replaces Dr. Eduardo Casas Diaz, who has moved on to new challenges.  Mr. Arriaga Martinez is also the Director General of the National Reforestation Program in Mexico.

Welcome to Mr. Osamu Hashiramoto who replaced Mr. Ichiro Nagame as Deputy Director of the Forestry Agency of the International Forestry Cooperation Office. We look forward to continued  collaboration with the Japan Forestry Agency and to working with Mr. Hashiramoto. We also thank    Mr. Nagame for his considerable contribution to the IMFN, which included adding two model forests in Japan and developing the FAO Trust Fund Project in Southeast Asia. Mr. Nagame will now be working on Japanese domestic forestry policy.