OM A105

Mediterranean stone pine for agroforestry

Mutke S. (ed.), Piqué M. (ed.), Calama R. (ed.). Mediterranean stone pine for agroforestry. Zaragoza : CIHEAM / FAO / INIA / IRTA / CESEFOR / CTFC, 2013. 112 p. (Options Méditerranéennes : Série A. Séminaires Méditerranéens; n. 105). AGROPINE 2011 International Meeting on Mediterranean Stone Pine for Agroforestery, 2011/11/17-19, Valladolid (Spain).


The pine nut, the edible kernel of the Mediterranean stone pine, Pinus pinea, is one of the world’s most expensive nuts. Although well known and planted since antiquity, pine nuts are still collected mainly from natural forests in the Mediterranean countries, and only recently has the crop taken the first steps to domestication as an attractive alternative on rainfed farmland in Mediterranean climate areas, with plantations yielding more pine nuts than the natural forests and contributing to rural development and employment of local communities. The species performs well on poor soils and needs little husbandry, it is affected by few pests or diseases and withstands adverse climatic conditions such as drought and extreme or late frosts. It is light-demanding and hence has potential as a crop in agro forestry systems in Mediterranean climate zones around the world. This publication contains 14 of the contributions presented at the AGROPINE 2011 Meeting, held from 17 to 19 November 2011 in Valladolid (Spain). The Meeting aimed at bringing together the main research groups and potential users in order to gather the current knowledge on Mediterranean stone pine as a nut crop and to analyse its potential and current challenges. The presentations and debates were structured into two scientific sessions dealing with management of stone pine for cone production and on genetic improvement, selection and breeding of this species, and was closed by a round -table discussion on the challenges and opportunities of the pine nut industry and markets. Thirty nine scientists, and forest and industry managers, coming from Lebanon, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey participated in the meeting, which will hopefully be the first of a series of meetings and activities of the newly restored FAO-CIHEAM Sub-network on Mediterranean Stone Pine.


Sciences et Productions Végétales, Protection des Végétaux, Foresterie


The FAO-CIHEAM Interregional Cooperative Research Network on Nuts
Rovira M..
Mutke S., Rovira M., Romagosa I..
Influence of stand and tree attributes and silviculture on cone and seed productions in forests of Pinus pinea L. in northern Tunisia
Boutheina A. , El Aouni M.H., Balandier P..
Climate factors and their relation regarding cone yield of stone pine (Pinus pinea L.) in the Kozak Basin, Turkey
Parlak S., Kilci M., Sayman M., Akkaş M.E., Bucak C., Boza Z..
Effects of nutrients on cone losses of stone pine (Pinus pinea L.) in Kozak Basin
Kilci M..
Effects of pests and diseases on stone pine (Pinus pinea L.) conelet losses in Kozak catchment area
Özçankaya I.M., Balay S.N., Bucak C..
Cone yield evaluation of a grafted Pinus pinea L. trial
Bono D., Aletà N..
Production and management of stone pine (Pinus pinea) for early nut production: grafted plantations as an alternative for restoring degraded areas and generating income in rural communities of Tunisia
Piqué M., Ammari Y., Solano D., Aletà N., Bono D., Sghaier T., Garchi S., Coello J., Coll L., Mutke S..
Thinning effect in two young stone pine plantations (Pinus pinea L.) in central southern Chile
Loewe V., Venegas A., Delard C., González M..
Mediterranean stone pine (Pinus pinea L.) genetic variability for growth traits in a Portuguese provenance trial
Carrasquinho I., Gonçalves E..
Provenance trials of stone pine (Pinus pinea L.) in the Aegean region: tenth year evaluation
Acar F.C., Altun Z.G., Boza A., Bilgin F..
Low genetic and high environmental diversity at adaptive traits in Pinus pinea from provenance tests in France and Spain
Mutke S., Gordo J., Khouja M.L., Fady B..
Characterization of Pinus pinea L. and P. halepensis Mill. provenances from Spain and Tunisia related to their rootstock use
Bono D., Othmani H., Ammari Y., Piqué M., Aletà N..
Cloning stone pine (Pinus pinea L.) by somatic embryogenesis
Celestino C., Carneros E., Ruiz-Galea M., Alonso-Blázquez N., Alegre J., Toribio M..
Chemical profiling of Portuguese Pinus pinea L. nuts and comparative analysis with Pinus koraiensis Sieb. & Zucc. commercial kernels
Evaristo I., Batista D., Correia I., Correia P., Costa R..
Toward a traceability of European pine nuts "from forest to fork"
Mutke S., Pastor A., Picardo A..
AGROPINE 2011 Meeting conclusions
Mutke S., Piqué M., Calama R..