4th LFM Network Meeting in Pristina: Developing Landscape Fire Management Strategy


The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Development organized the fourth workshop of the National LFM Network as part of SDC’s Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans Programme, which is coordinated by Farmahem. The workshop took place on March 26th in Pristina and was organized in collaboration with the Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC).

The aim of the workshop was to discuss and develop a Strategy for LFM and Adaptive Landscape Management and LFM Gap Analysis with the stakeholders as well as to present the final version of the LFM Country Report. Over 10 representatives from various institutions from the science, practice, and policy sectors attended the workshop.

In the introductory remarks, the director of the Forestry Department at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Development, Mr. Tahir Ahmeti, and the team leader of the LFMWB Programme, Mr. Cvetan Nikolovski, addressed the participants.

Additionally, Ms. Arlinda Gashi, Country Project Staff in Pristina, presented the final draft of the LFM Country Report during the workshop. Furthermore, she introduced the draft Strategy for LFM and Adaptive Landscape Management, along with the LFM Gap Analysis. In the workshop’s final session, Mr. Velian Jagev, the regional officer for forestry and landscape fire management at the RFMC, outlined the process for developing the LFM Strategy in North Macedonia.

Throughout the workshop, participants engaged in productive discussions regarding the national-level LFM Strategy. These discussions highlighted the commitment of all stakeholders to continue working on developing the LFM Strategy to ensure landscape fire resilience. Moreover, the Country Report serves a crucial role in depicting the current landscape fire conditions and offering guidelines for improved LFM. This underscores its significance as a comprehensive tool for policymakers, scientists, and practitioners. Additionally, the draft Gap Analysis’ identification of LFM gaps underscores its importance in defining priorities for intervention to enhance overall landscape fire resilience.Top of Form


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