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Natural calamities affecting Argentine wood industry: FAIMA

 Tuesday, April 7, 2015

faimaThe Argentina Federation of Wood Industries and Allied expresses its deep concern over the forest emergency situation facing our country. In recent weeks the producers of the value chain of wood and furniture have been through a combination of two types of claims, in southern Spain wildfires and center high volumes of water generated by heavy rainfall. Both situations directly affect the development of production in our value chain.

It is imperative, in this context, the actors responsible for solving these problems we promote a space for dialogue and action to give concrete and effective answers to the nearest possible.

In this regard, Rodolfo Martin, President of FAIMA said “the leaders of our Federation have long been promoting the creation of spaces for dialogue and consensus between the public and private sectors, enabling us to develop the necessary actions to address these issues. We know that urgent measures are required and therefore call on all stakeholders in our value chain to work together in the effective resolution of these issues. ”
In relation to the problems raised by heavy rainfall, who integrate FAIMA we consider it imperative to strengthen the development of a sustainable forestry that promotes, among its many benefits, a specific solution to abundant rainfall. The new forestry chains would allow, for example, mitigate the volume of rainfall by rainfall, collaborating in this way to the tops of the trees are those that receive the first impact, providing a natural barrier, filtering and creating a water fall cleaner and less sediment load.

Furthermore, we understand that with greater forest development impending regulation is essential, with input from all concerned sectors of Law 26,815 which promotes the creation of the Federal Fire Management System. We recall that the Law was enacted in November 2012, promulgated in the month of January 2013 but has not yet applicable regulations.
In this sense, Pedro Reyna Secretary General of FAIMA defined “The emergence to forest fires requires that we provide, urgently, means that allow us to anticipate. We must concentrate on having the resources necessary for early detection of fire and the immediate attention of the fires in their early stages. ”


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