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Roadmap

During the celebration of the Scoping Seminars, some work sessions were held to establish a roadmap for the development of this iNet, including the priority themes that will be addressed throughout the project.

Priority themes to focus Wild Mushrooms & Truffles iNet actions:

Value chain activity: Production/harvesting.

Main challenges (Typology of challenge)

WILD MUSHROOM SESSION

  • Regulation of Wild Mushroom picking (Legal and social challenge)
  • Appropriate taxation for mushroom picking activity (social and legal challenge)
  • Control of illegal harvesting/informal markets (social and legal challenge)
  • Domestication of Wild Mushroom species (research and communication challenge)
  • Increase of mushroom yields through mycosilviculture (research and communication challenge)

TRUFFLE SESSION

  • Common procedures for the certification of black truffle inoculated seedlings (Legal challenge)
  • Foster cultivation of other truffle species, not black truffle (research and communication challenge)
  • Increase the research efforts in truffle plantations management (research and communication challenge)

Value chain activity: Transformation.

Main challenges (Typology of challenge)

WILD MUSHROOM SESSION

  • Product traceability, chain of custody (marketing challenge)
  • Quality standards (marketing challenge)
  • Labels and certification (marketing challenge)

TRUFFLE SESSION

  • Quality standards (marketing challenge)
  • Product traceability, chain of custody (marketing challenge)
  • Research on manufactured products. How to increase the life of the fresh truffles? (research challenge)

Value chain activity: Commercialization

Main challenges (Typology of challenge)

WILD MUSHROOM SESSION

  • Product profiling/commercial distinction (marketing challenge)
  • Traceability, labels, regional & cooperative brands, certification (marketing challenge)
  • Effective proscription of informal markets and non-standard products (social and legal challenge)
  • Mycotourism (research, marketing  and communication challenge)

TRUFFLE SESSION

  • Product profiling/commercial distinction (marketing challenge)
  • Traceability, labels, regional and cooperative brands, certification (marketing challenge)
  • Truffle tourism (research, marketing and communication challenge)

Value chain activity: Integration

Main challenges (Typology of challenge)

WILD MUSHROOM SESSION

  • Integration of mushroom value chain actors - interprofessional integration (social and political challenge)
  • Education, training and awareness (social and communication challenge)

TRUFFLE SESSION

  • Integration of truffle value chain actors --interprofessional integration (social and political challenge)
  • Education, training and awareness programs for all levels of actors (social and communication challenge)

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

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