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INCREDIBLE Policy Forum: Untapping the potential of non-wood forest products for Europe's green economy

 

The event is taking place on 16 and 17 March 2021, it will discuss the actions needed to position NWFP (Non Wood Forest Products) as a pillar of Europe's bioeconomy. The Forum is addressed to EU, national, regional and local policy makers and key stakeholders in NWFP value chains (associations of forest owners, producers and processors, consumer organisations, industries, NGOs, public institutions, etc.).

This virtual event, organised by the INCREDIBLE project consortium, led by the European Forest Institute (EFI) and co-organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), will serve as an opportunity to consider the salient issues for NWFP policies and enrich a white paper on policy priorities for non-wood forest products in Europe. This document has been developed within the framework of the INCREDIBLE project, with peer review from the IUFRO and other leading experts.

Some of the speakers

Patricia Shanley
Center for International Forestry Research / (CIFOR)

James L. Chamberlain
Research Forest products technologist / USDA

Davide Pettenella
University of Padua, Italy

PROGRAM

 

SESSION I: Setting the scene - disclosing the potential of non-wood forest products (11.00-13.30h)

Welcome address.

  •     Marc Palahí, Director, EFI
  •     Ewald Rametsteiner, Deputy, Forestry Division, FAO

Introductory statements.

  •     Joao P. Matos - Min. Portugal and Council of EU

Why a call for action to leverage non-wood forest products potential?.

  •     Inazio Martínez de Arano, EFI Med

Presenting the Manifesto on NWFP.

  •     Sven Walter (FAO)

Keynote – Unveiling the potential and values of wild and semi wild products.

  •     Patricia Shanley (CIFOR)

Perspectives from the value chains: the richness and diversity of NWFP.

Bridging with NWFPs outside the INCREDIBLE network - testimonials.

Open debate and Conclusions of session I.

SESSION II: Sustainable sourcing and secure supply of NWFP (15.00-17.00h)

Introduction to the session.

Keynote presentation - Securing a sustainable supply of NWFPs.

  •     James Chamberlain (USDA and IUFRO task force on NTFP)

Success cases for ensuring the supply of wild and semi wild forest products.

Wrap up on the needed policy actions for long term conservation and supply of NWFP.

  •     Álvaro Picardo (Junta de Castilla y León)

The EC’s view on raw material provisioning of European Green Industries.

  •     Mauro Poinelli (DG-AGRI)

Open debate and Conclusions of session II   

SESSION III: Competitive and equitable NWFP value chains (11.00-13.00h)

Introduction to the session.

Keynote presentation - Competitive and equitable NWFP value chains, challenges and opportunities.

  •     Davide Pettenella (University of Padua, Italy)  

Success case for fostering transparency, competitiveness and equitability of NWFP value chains.

Key action on transparency and visibility of NWFPs.

  •     Giulia Muir (FAO)

Wrap up on the needed policy actions to secure successful NWFP value chains.

  •     Sara Maltoni (FoReSTAS)

The EC’s view on raw material provisioning of European Green Industries.

  •     Maila Puolamaa (DG-GROW)

Open debate and Conclusions of session III.

SESSION IV: Call for action  (15.00-17.30h)

Introduction to the session.
    
The White Paper “Non-Wood Forest Products for people, nature and the green economy. Policy priorities to leverage their hidden potential”.

  •     Inazio Martinez (EFI Med Director)

Panel discussion and debate: views from National, European and international institutions.

Supporting the Manifesto on Wild and semi wild Products.

  •     Sven Walter (FAO)

Conclusions of the Policy Forum.

 

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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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