• "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 Cork iNet Scoping Seminar will be held in Sardegna, Italy on July 11-12, 2018

Cork is synonymous of many things: incredible raw material, bioeconomy, circular economy, rural economy, agroforestry, ecosystem services, etc. Despite all the success factors there are also many threats and challenges that must be tackled.

The iNet Cork Scoping Seminar is an opportunity for cork sector stakeholders to join and participate in the design of the iNet Cork, which will be consolidated through collaborative work over the next three years and beyond.

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Wild Mushrooms & Truffles seminar shapes the direction of a new innovation network for the sector

Representatives of the Mediterranean value chain for Wild Mushrooms and Truffles held an international meeting in the Spanish regions of Castilla y León and Aragón on 19 – 20 June.

The Scoping Seminar was attended by researchers, technicians, policy makers, public administrators, mushroom pickers and processing and trading companies from Spain, France, Italy, Croatia and Greece.

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Value chain actors and stakeholders join international network on wild nuts & berries to identify priority themes

The INCREDIBLE Innovation Network (iNet) on Wild Nuts & Berries brought together stakeholders from Portugal, Spain and France to map value chains and mark priority themes for the sector.

Forest owners, collectors, entrepreneurs, researchers and public managers joined the workshop, which took place in Coruche (Ribatejo), Portugal, on 14 June, to validate common narratives for chestnuts and Mediterranean pine nuts, as well as the strawberry tree.

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About

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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