The need of establishing truffle plantations is primarily conditioned by the market development and climate changes. There are many advantages in growing truffles in plantations, especially when we consider their impact on rural development and economy. In countries where tourism have a big share in GDP, such as Croatia, truffle plantations can also be used in tourism sector where they’ll attract more groups of tourists and the tourism season will increase from summer months tourism to whole year tourism. Together with better appreciation or research results and their implementation into forest and plantation management, the whole package that defines mycosilviculture and mycotourism can be developed.
Although the truffle plantations have more than a decade of history in western European countries such as Spain, France and Italy, in Croatia they are still generally unknown. This Interregional workshop is an opportunity to gather European and national stakeholders and to present best case studies, so the methods of mycosilviculture development can be suggested and adopted regionally.
This is an Interregional Workshop organised by Croatian Forest Research Institute (CFRI), partner of INCREDIBLE Project, addressed to national and European administration, decision makers, aromatics and medicinal plants pickers, growers and traders, industry representatives, tourism officers, R&D.