This Interregional Workshop is organised by our partner National Centre for Forest Ownership (CNPF), from France. The meeting will be held at Bordeaux (Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France) next 5th-6th March.
Natural resin is a forest resource that adapts perfectly to the concept of multifunctional use of the forest. However, forest owners and managers need economical and technical references to assess the degree of compatibility and complementarity of resin harvesting with other forest uses and thus judge the impact that resin harvesting has on the profit and loss account of their forest exploitation.
On the other hand, the resin tapper worker could be a fundamental piece for the integration of the use of the resin with the rest of productive and non-productive uses of the forest, and for the generation of valuable positive externalities for the forest owner and for the society in general, since it is a suitable activity to make compatible and to complement with other works in the agroforestry space.
The two-day event combines seminars and workshops in which members of the entire natural resin value chain will participate, with the aim of reflecting on the factors that determine the successful integration of resin harvesting in forestry, on the role that resin tappers can play in the multifunctional use of the forest, and on the type of support that administrations can offer to support and stimulate the multifunctionality and mobilisation of resin from European forests.