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15 May

Forest-based Solutions: Linking NWFP with the Economy, Participatory Approaches

When it comes to sustainable forest management, it is important to see the forest for more than just the trees. In a plenary session for the Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week (6MFW)  in Lebanon from 1-5 April, the European Forest Institute Mediterranean Facility (EFIMED) focused on “Forest-based Solutions: Linking Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) with the Economy, Participatory Approaches”.

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29 Apr

Discovering new areas for growing aromatic plants and generating rural employment in El Bierzo (León, Spain)

Addressing the possibilities of the sector of aromatic and medicinal plants in El Bierzo (a small region in northern Spain), cultivation methods or knowing the markets and marketing have been some of the aspects addressed today in the launch of a new HUB that also seeks entrepreneurs to energize this area.

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27 Mar
grafted stone pine loaded with cones (Junta Castilla y Leon)

Release of elite stone pine clones for orchard plantations: grafting techniques for enhanced pine nut production

Different grafting techniques and deployment strategies for improved genetic materials of stone pine, Pinus pinea, offer more landowners the possibility to consider the tree as a viable crop. The stone pine is an emblematic tree that produces Mediterranean pine nuts, the most expensive nuts in global markets due to their scarcity.

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25 Mar

The area of cork oak in Castilla y León increases by 50% in recent years

3,000 hectares of pure or mixed cork oak plantations have been created through a Rural Development Programme implemented by the Junta de Castilla y León (regional government).

The programme, costing 5.5 million euros, has seen the creation of some plantations of pure cork oak (Quercus suber) and others mixed with holm oak (Quercus ilex).

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13 Mar

Genetic variation of cork oak: a tool for regeneration of cork oak woodlands

Authors: Felipe Pérez Martín (Unit of Forest Genetic Resources. Directorate General of Rural Development, Innovation and Forest Policy, Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food). 

Helena Almeida (Centro de Estudos Florestais. Higher Institute of Agronomy (ISA). University of Lisbon. Portugal)

Carolina Varela (INIAV. Portugal (Retired)

José Alberto Ramírez – Valiente (Forest Research Centre INIA-CIFOR. Spain)

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01 Feb

What’s behind Non-Wood Forest Products?

What do people think and know about wild forest products (WFPs)? The answer to this question is not easy.

We then had two options:

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25 Jan

Final consumers and EU regulations on food security require more and more transparency and a deep review of taxation system

In many EU countries, the collection and the consumption of truffle and mushrooms are historically strictly linked to local traditions of many communities. Although the economic and social role covered by these products, and the growing interest towards them, the European sector of mushrooms and truffles appears very heterogenous, with a chaotic situation, especially in terms of taxations for producers (pickers or farmers). In particular, a lack of homogenization of fiscal system among EU Member States favours an unfair competition among EU actors.

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21 Nov

Consensus among stakeholders is the key to implement mushroom hunting regulated areas

The Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia-CTFC hosted 19th November a Science-to-practice INCREDIBLE event focused on the legal framewok and opportunities of the Mushroom regulated areas. The purpose of the journey was to present several examples of mushroom hunting regulated areas in different Spanish regions, namely Castilla y León, Aragón and Catalonia aiming to understand the factors that are behind the success of such initiatives.

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22 Oct

Illegal trade placing Pindos wild orchids at risk, scientists warn

Overharvesting to meet skyrocketing demand in Turkey and elsewhere is placing the endemic wild orchid population in Pindos, northwestern Greece at risk, according to a team of scientists studying the flowers. A key ingredient for the production of salep, a popular sweet drink, and Turkey's mastic ice cream dondurma, the dried orchid is now fetching prices as high as 90-120 euros per kilo on the black market.

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20 Oct

Taxation methods and regulation on mushrooms picking on both sides of the Italian-Croatian border

What are the possibilities to improve the truffle sector in Croatia? - the question that arises on a daily basis. A Science to practice event was held in Livade (Istrian region, Croatia) during the truffle fair where experts from the field gathered trying to resolve the problems. The one-day event, first in a row, was intended to present the INCREDIBLE project and to link the science and research sector with forest management and collection of wild mushrooms and truffles – both for commercial and personal purposes.

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الصفحات

حول

يهدف مشروع إنكرديبل إلى إظهار كيف يمكن للمنتجات الحرجية غير الخشبية أن تلعب دورا هاما في دعم الإدارة المستدامة للغابات والتنمية الريفية ، من خلال إنشاء شبكات لتبادل المعرفة والخبرات.

"شبكات الابتكار في الفلين والراتنجات و الفطر البري والكمأ، المكسرات البرية والتوت و النباتات العطرية والطبية. في حوض البحر الأبيض المتوسط" ( إنكرديبل) تعزز التعاون عبر القطاعات والابتكار لتسليط الضوء على قيمة وإمكانات المنتجات الحرجية غير الخشبية في المنطقة

Funding

تلقى مشروع " شبكات الابتكار للفلين و الصمغ الغابي و المنتجات الغابية الغير خشبية في حوض البحر الأبيض المتوسط " (انكرديبل) التمويل من برنامج أفق 2020 التابع للمفوضية الأوروبية بموجب اتفاقية المنحة رقم 7746322 .

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