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FAO Webinar on Sustainable use of wild collected products

On 12 November, FAO is holding the webinar Sustainable use of wild collected products, within the series FAO-oriGIn Series of Webinars on “Contributing to SDGs through quality linked to geographical origin”.

Inazio Martinez de Arano, EFIMED Head of Office, will do the conclusion remarks, as coordinator of the INCREDIBLE project. Registrations to attend this meeting (which will be carried out through Zoom) are open until 11 November. Please contact Ms. Ida Puzone at

Programme (also available here):

15:00: Opening: Background, Objectives and scope of the session, Sven Walter & Emilie Vandecandelaere (FAO)

15:15: Keynote: Importance of origin-linked certifications for wild collection. Davide Pettenella, University of Padova, INCREDIBLE Project

15:30: Case studies of GI_related certification schemes of wild products – opportunities and challenges:

  • Europe: Thyme of Provence, Nathalie Vucher
  • Global: Experiences from Sahel Forest Foods & Action Agains Desertification (AAD), Josef Garvi
  • Africa: The case of the forest fruit Madd in Senegal, Tahirou Kanouté
  • Latin America: Chakra Label from Ecuador, Virginia Vallejo, national Farm and Forest Facility (FFF) facilitator in Ecuador

16:10: Q&A and Discussion

17:00: Discussion on next steps and possible collaborations

17:20: Conclusions (EFI), Inazio Martínez de Arano (EFIMED Head of Office)

17:30: End of the meeting

Wild Mushrooms & Truffles
Wild Nuts & Berries
Start Date: 
Thursday, 12 November, 2020
End Date: 
Thursday, 12 November, 2020
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Online event. 15:00 - 17:30 CET


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


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