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INCREDIBLE Innovation Challenge still open!

Do you have a bright idea about how to increase the environmental, economic or social value of Mediterranean non-wood forest products? The call is still open for you to enter the INCREDIBLE Open Innovation Challenge (OIC)!

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Greece releases legislation proposal on wild edible mushrooms

Wild edible mushrooms are a valuable natural resource which has gained prominent economic, gastronomic and ecotouristic importance in recent years in Greece. As a result, new / updated legislative regulation for the collection, certification and trade of Wild Edible Mushroom (WEMs) in Greece is needed.

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Coordinated response to face the effect of climate change, pests and diseases of chestnuts and pine nuts

The Sustainable Forest Management Research Institute (iuFOR) of the University Valladolid and INIA hosted last week in Palencia (Spain) an interregional workshop on ‘Wild harvested nuts and berries in time of new pests, diseases and climate change’.

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New territory for non-wood forest products through INCREDIBLE first cross-cutting seminar

Non-wood forest products (NWFPs) have considerable potential to play a role in nature-based tourism, generating income especially in inland and rural areas in the Mediterranean. The growing appreciation for locally-sourced, natural, traditional and wild resources offers a clear opportunity to develop new markets and value chains for NWFPs. Yet in order to fully realise this opportunity, infrastructure and marketing strategies are needed to boost innovation in NWFP-rich rural areas.

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Open Innovation Challenge: prizes on offer for solutions to support Mediterranean NWFPs

Do you have an interesting solution or business idea to solve a technological, social or environmental challenge for non-wood forest products (NWFPs) in the Mediterranean? The INCREDIBLE project has just launched the Open Innovation Challenge (OIC) which will select the five most innovative ideas with the potential to increase the environmental, economic or social value of Mediterranean NWFPs.

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INCREDIBLE consortium calls for a common label for European resin

Territorial contracts and common labelling were key ideas arising out of the INCREDIBLE Interregional Workshop on “Resin extraction as a building block of sustainable forest multifunctionality”. 

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Regulation required for Mediterranean mushrooms and truffles

What are the rules on collecting wild mushrooms and truffles in Europe? Representatives from Croatia, France, Greece, Italy and Spain compared notes on taxation and regulation from each of their countries and the message was resounding. With little or no supportive regulation in place, small businesses cannot thrive and even organised sale is deterred, giving rise to a black market or collection for personal use only. Realistic fiscal and labour regulation, as well as traceability legislation is urgently needed, for each country and at European scale.

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Advisory Board joins INCREDIBLE for its second General Assembly

In early December, the Italian city of Padova hosted the second General Assembly of the INCREDIBLE project with a two-day meeting to take the pulse of the development of the first year of this initiative.

In addition to analysing the work carried out so far, consortium partners met the Advisory Board, who will advise the experts working on this H2020 project. The composition of the Board is as follows:

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Partners of INCREDIBLE project, ready to meet again in their second General Assembly

The partners of INCREDIBLE Project are meeting in Padua (Italy) next 3th and 4th December for their second General Assembly, in which they will take the pulse of the development of the first year of this project. For two days, the work carried out so far will be analysed through round tables, dynamic sessions and meetings of the working groups in charge of the tasks of this H2020 project, which includes 13 partners from eight different countries.

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Catalonia hosts a 'Science to Practice' event focused on mushroom hunting regulation in Spain

A new Science to Practice event of Mushrooms & Truffles will be held on 19th November in Solsona (Lleida) at the headquarters of the Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC), organiser of the meeting. It is aimed at forest owners, managers, forest policy makers and also students, who will have the opportunity to know about different examples of mushroom hunting regulation in Spain, aiming to discuss their legal framework as well as the opportunities derived with their application.

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Chi siamo

Il progetto INCREDIBLE ha lo scopo di mostrare come i prodotti forestali non legnosi (NWFP) possono svolgere un ruolo importante nel sostenere la gestione forestale sostenibile e lo sviluppo rurale, creando reti per condividere e scambiare conoscenze e competenze. Il progetto INCREDIBLE promuove la collaborazione e l'innovazione intersettoriali per evidenziare il valore e il potenziale dei prodotti forestali non legnosi nel bacino del Mediterraneo.

Funding

Il progetto INCREDIBLE ("INNOVATION Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin") riceve finanziamenti dal programma della Commissione Europea Horizon 2020 secondo il grant agreement Nº 774632.

Contact

Email: info@incredibleforest.net or use the contact form.
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