• "The "INCREDIBLE" project aims to show how Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) can
    play an important role to support sustainable forest management and rural development".
    Inazio Martínez de Arano. EFI, Consortium coordinator
  • "The Resins iNet seizes the opportunity offered by the current renaissance in natural resin extraction
    activity in the Mediterranean basin. In these times of open and mould-breaking innovation,
    this rebirth is anchored to old techniques of forest management, exploitation and transformation,
    offering the chance for actors in the Mediterranean natural resin value chain to take the lead in innovation
    and launch the sector into the future."
    Javier Calvo Simón. Cesefor, Spain, iNet facilitator.
  • "The Aromatic and Medicinal Plants iNet enhances the sector's competitiveness by establishing
    a collaborative and open innovation process. The iNet provides the opportunity for actors with
    complementary knowledge of the Aromatic and Medicinal Plants value chain to work together and exchange
    expertise and experience".
    Ibtissem Taghouti, INRGREF, Tunisia, iNet facilitator.
  • Wild mushrooms are the most widespread non-wood forest product in the Mediterranean
    basin and truffles provide the highest yield among them, significantly contributing to rural
    economies. The Wild Mushrooms & Truffles iNet brings together Mediterranean stakeholders
    across the mushroom-truffle value chain to boost the added value of such products, which is
    currently underestimated
    José Antonio Bonet. CTFC, Spain, iNet facilitator
  • "The Wild Nuts & Berries iNet looks to link existing networks in the Mediterranean, namely those on chestnuts
    and pine nuts. Actors in the sector are coming together in common efforts to face the major challenges
    for the value chains and their supply from forest systems: new exotic pests and diseases,
    ongoing climate change and weak market positions due to a lack of profiled product developments".
    Sven Mutke, INIA, Spain, iNet facilitator.

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INCREDIBLE offers Networks for Mediterranean Non-Wood Forest Products that foster innovation in science and practice exchange

The "Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin" (INCREDIBLE) creates two-way channels connecting science and practice in production, processing and trade of Mediterranean Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFPs).

INCREDIBLE targets five different groups of NWFPs: cork; resins; wild mushrooms & truffles; wild nuts & berries; aromatic & medicinal plants.

INCREDIBLE Innovation Networks (iNet) include stakeholders from across the Mediterranean, including non-EU countries.

Latest news

The INCREDIBLE Open Innovation Challenge competition announces its winners!

One of the milestones that has marked our trajectory this year is the Open Innovation Challenge (OIC) competition, organised with the aim of gathering innovative business ideas that have the potential to increase the environmental, economic or social value of Mediterranean non-wood forest products (NWFP), or proposals to solve specific challenges for these products in the Mediterranean basin.

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More than 1,600 people involved in INCREDIBLE events

We are engaged in a continual process of weaving together the networks of non-wood forest products (NWFP) in the Mediterranean, meeting new actors interested in taking part in knowledge transfers and innovations across the different value chains of these forest products.

In this constant endeavour of offering our knowledge and experience, and learning from what others have to offer to us, the INCREDIBLE project has held a great number of workshops, seminars and events: all with science and practice as fundamental axes.

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The Knowledge repository for Non-Wood Forest Products is now online!

The INCREDIBLE project has just launched the open access Knowledge repository for Non-Wood Forest Products! It aims at disseminating innovative solutions to solve technological, social or environmental challenges for non-wood forest products (NWFP) in the Mediterranean. It addresses all points in the value chains of cork, resins, aromatic & medicinal plants, wild mushrooms & truffles and wild nuts & berries.

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The INCREDIBLE project aims to show how Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) can play an important role in supporting sustainable forest management and rural development, by creating networks to share and exchange knowledge and expertise. ‘Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE) promotes cross-sectoral collaboration and innovation to highlight the value and potential of NWFPs in the region.

Funding

Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE) project receives funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement Nº 774632

Contact

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