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Truffles: Revealing the treasures of the forest

University of Ioannina organises this Science to Practice event addressed to mushroom and truffle pickers, trufficulture nursery owners, truffle cultivators, goods and catering sector, interested members of the general public. Truffles are the fruiting bodies of underground fungi and species from the genera Terfezia and Tuber are commonly found in Greece. Some species of fungi, including truffles, form mykorrιzas, in a mutually benefical partnership with the root systems of plants, usually trees. The fungi enhance their partner’s ability to exploit water and minerals more effectively and receive carbohydrates in return.

In the light of the public's growing interest in truffles, the aim of this Science to Practice event is to present the synergy between TROUFACLUB and the School of Agriculture of the University of Ioannina. The TRΟUFACLUB is an informal group of people interested in truffles that began its activities in 2012 and which in 2014 began to implement its project for Greek truffle trees (local tree species treated with local truffles). 

Chek here the programme (in Greek, here).

For more information, please contact Kalliopi Staras (kallio21@hotmail.com) & Niko Markos (nikos.markos@gmail.com).

 
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Wild Mushrooms & Truffles
Start Date: 
Wednesday, 15 May, 2019
End Date: 
Wednesday, 15 May, 2019
Type: 
INCREDIBLE Project events
Where: 

Cultural Center of Peristera-Dourouti Monastery. University of Ioannina (Greece)

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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