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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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13 Sep

The Spanish Operational Group PINEA starts activities with an info day

[in Spanish]

El Grupo Operativo Pinea “Mejoras e innovación en la producción del piñón nacional

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12 Sep
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Further evidences of Leptoglossus as causal agent of cone yield loss in Mediterranean stone pine

Since its first detection in Europe in 1999, the invasive Western Conifer Seed Bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis, has been gaining increasing attention in the Mediterranean countries. This interest is mainly due to the putative impact of L. occidentalis on the edible seed of the Mediterranean stone pine, Pinus pinea L., a gourmet nut whose current retail price can exceed 70-100 €/kg.

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03 Aug
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Bursa (Turkey) will host on October the 4th International Non-Wood Forest Products Symposium

The INCREDIBLE project will be present at the 4th International Non-wood Forest Products (NWFPs) Symposium, organized by The Bursa Technical University Faculty of Forestry on October 4-6, 2018 at Bursa (Turkey) to create a scientific platform where the experience, recent researches, technologies will be shared and the future of the NWFPs will be discussed.

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16 Jul

Bridging the gap in the natural resin extraction sector

The advances in mechanization, genetic improvement and some silviculture techniques that were innovative at the time and are now considered almost universal, have allowed species such as poplar, eucalyptus or pine to become profitable forest products in Europe, and with a promising future in the context of the new bio-economy.

Over the last few decades, forestry activities have undergone considerable technical evolution based on the incorporation of specialized machinery and technology.

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11 Jul

NWFP, sustainable bioeconomy and Mediterranean Forestry on the scientific seminar 'Roots to riches'

EFI Mediterranean Facility, EUFORGEN and EVOLTREE are joining forces to bring you a fascinating exploration of some key Mediterranean species this autumn: Roots to riches: Genetics products of stone pine and Mediterranean oaks is a full day Scientific Seminar taking place on 26 September as part of EFI's 2018 Annua

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03 Jul

Tunisia hosts an International Congress on medicinal plants and Bio-agriculture

An International Congress on "Natural Products: From Plants to Medicaments and Bio-agriculture" ICNP 2018 will take place this Autumn in Hammamet, Tunisia.  The event will be held at the Diar Medina Hotel-Hammamet-Tunisia from 8 -10 November 2018. This event is organized by research staff from the National Research Institute of Rural Engineering, Water and Forests (INRGREF), partner of INCREDIBLE project and Aromatic and Medicinal Plants iNet coordinator.

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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

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