Sometimes, the profitability of the use of a forest resource depends more on the business model and entrepreneurial culture on which its exploitation is based, than on productivity factors or technological development associated with the use itself.
Last March was held a new meeting of the operational group MIKOGEST (Dynamic & Innovative Management of Mycological Resources) to address the work of the innovation project it plans to carry out. The aim is to manage the regulation of this resource by tools based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), within a framework that guarantees sustainability in the use of the resource, traceability in the value chain and provides useful information to the collector and the business sector.
Two Interregional Workshops were held from 10th till 12th of December 2019 in Varaždin, Croatia. The first one was from the Mushroom & Truffles iNet, while the second one was from the Aromatics & Medicinal Plants iNet.
Latest researches that Croatian Forest Research Institute are conducting on hypogeous fungi in Varaždin region, Croatia, resulted with finding of a big specie variety of hypogeous fungi. Since those researches attracted a big interest from the local community, City of Varaždin became a perfect place to promote the INCREDIBLE project.
This week begins in the European Parliament a round of contacts promoted by the European Chestnut Network, Eurocastanea, founded a year ago in Plasencia (Extremadura, Spain), with the aim of defending the common interests of producers, industrialists and commercial operators in the European chestnut sector.
Some of the members of EuroCastanea are also members of the Wild Nuts & Berries iNet, whose launching within the framework of the INCREDIBLE project will also be announced during this meeting in the European Parliament.
Last November 13th, more than 30 persons attended the Science to Practice event held in the north west of Tunisia (Nefza) to explore Pine nuts extraction practices and the economic importance of this product to local population livelihood.
The regional Central Forest Nursery of the regional government of Castilla y León (Spain) has released grafted plants of 5 elite clones of Pinus pinea, a.k.a. Mediterranean stone pine for its big hardshelled seeds. Their edible kernels, the genuine Mediterranean pine nuts, are nowadays the most expensive nuts of the world due to their scarcity and dependence on collection from the wild.
Last November 5th more than fifty people and several media attended the INCREDIBLE Science to Practice event Resin use, territorial development and demographic challenge, held in Soria, Spain, in Cesefor headquarters. The day served to draw a picture of the evolution and today sector problems, and to raise some political and administrative solutions to support the natural resin sector.
The annual meetings of the European Network EuroCastanea are the most important reference for anyone (agents, transformers, producers, dealers) working in the European chestnut sector. This two-day event offers a program that simultaneously combines the strong technical character of the conferences with the technical visits, trying to meet the priorities of the moment and the advancing research and innovation into the sector.
La resina natural se puede usar en lugar de muchos productos derivados del petróleo. Además, promueve una gestión sostenible de los bosques y puede ayudar a fijar población en la España vaciada. Pero aún queda mucho trabajo por delante...
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