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Seeking profitable alternatives for the adaptation to climate change of forest productions

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.

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Non-wood forest products in Europe: seeing the forest around the trees

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.

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Innovations for non-wood forest products: final call for applications!

If you haven’t submitted your pitch for the INCREDIBLE Open Innovation Challenge, you still have time, but hurry! The application process will close at the end of August.

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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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Apresentação

O projeto INCREDIBLE pretende mostrar o papel importante dos produtos florestais não lenhosos (PFNL), como suporte de uma gestão florestal sustentável e do desenvolvimento rural, criando redes de transferência e partilha de conhecimento e experiência. O projeto INCREDIBLE – Redes de inovação em: Cortiça, Resina e produtos florestais comestíveis, para a região Mediterrânea; promove inovação e colaboração sectorial cruzada, para salientar o valor e o potencial dos PFNL na região.

Funding

O projeto ‘Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE – ‘Redes de Inovação de Cortiça, Resinas e Comestíveis da bacia Mediterrânica’) recebe financiamento do programa Horizonte 2020 da Comissão Europeia, sob acordo de financiamento Nº 774.632.

Contact

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