INCREDIBLE project has supported the production of the book edited by Dr. Mohamed Larbi Khouja, with the scientific contribution of researchers from the National Research Institute for Rural Engineering, Water and Forestry (INRGREF) in Tunisia.
Entrepreneurs, start-ups and established businesses shared ideas and inspiration on innovation and entrepreneurship for non-wood forest products (NWFP) in a highly energised seminar which took place in Barcelona’s Sant Pau Art Nouveau site on 27 and 28 February.
Everything is ready to hold the second cross-cutting seminar of the INCREDIBLE project on 27 and 28 February in Barcelona. This time, the focus will be on the opportunities that non-wood forest products can offer to rural economies through the implementation of innovative businesses and entrepreneurship.
One of the milestones that has marked our trajectory this year is the Open Innovation Challenge (OIC) competition, organised with the aim of gathering innovative business ideas that have the potential to increase the environmental, economic or social value of Mediterranean non-wood forest products (NWFP), or proposals to solve specific challenges for these products in the Mediterranean basin.
We are engaged in a continual process of weaving together the networks of non-wood forest products (NWFP) in the Mediterranean, meeting new actors interested in taking part in knowledge transfers and innovations across the different value chains of these forest products.
In this constant endeavour of offering our knowledge and experience, and learning from what others have to offer to us, the INCREDIBLE project has held a great number of workshops, seminars and events: all with science and practice as fundamental axes.
The INCREDIBLE project has just launched the open access Knowledge repository for Non-Wood Forest Products! It aims at disseminating innovative solutions to solve technological, social or environmental challenges for non-wood forest products (NWFP) in the Mediterranean. It addresses all points in the value chains of cork, resins, aromatic & medicinal plants, wild mushrooms & truffles and wild nuts & berries.
Autumn brought a rich harvest of ideas and information as partners from the INCREDIBLE project met in Barcelona for their third General Assembly. The project, which fosters innovation in science and practice exchange via five networks for Mediterranean non-wood forest products (NWFP), is moving into its final year and, as such, the time was ripe for in-depth reflection on how to use the remaining time most effectively, for maximum impact.
With the aim of searching for economically viable and profitable alternatives for forest owners, a conference was held on 9 October focusing on the climate change scenarios that are expected and how they will affect forest production.
The meeting, which took place in the LUCIA building on the Miguel Delibes campus of the University of Valladolid (UVa), also addressed in the context of climate change what options for adaptation can have forest stands and the role that owners and managers have to play in this process.
A major new publication paints a vivid and detailed picture on the value, role and potential of non-wood forest products (NWFP) in Europe. With important new insights, the publication presents findings on European markets and sketches out the needs for a new policy framework addressing both EU and national specifications, as well as offering multiple examples of innovation in the sector.
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.
‘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