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From nursery to truffle cultivation

The decline in truffle production and forest productivity is one of the most important factors to be considered in a near future.

However, a decrease in forest truffle production, followed by an increase in anthropogenic pressure from wild truffle harvesting, may favour the market for cultivated truffles. The globalisation of supply is now being exploited by the processing industry as an alternative to the lack of local production, but with worrying repercussions in terms of quality (e.g. ripeness of the product supplied, contaminants, freshness, etc.).

Truffle cultivation now represents an alternative source of agricultural income, especially in marginal areas of some countries. Thanks to the professionalism of some nurserymen, the adoption of quality standards verifiable by third parties and the training of new professional figures dedicated to pre- and post-planting advice, in the last 5 years truffle growing for income (not as a hobby) has started again a positive growth trend.

Our partner ETIFOR is organising the next 'Science to Practice' event related to truffles, which will be held in online format, and mainly in Italian, on 22 December at 17:00 (local time). To participate it is necessary to register here. The programme is available here.

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Wild Mushrooms & Truffles
Start Date: 
utorak, 22 prosinca, 2020
End Date: 
utorak, 22 prosinca, 2020
Type: 
INCREDIBLE Project events

O PROJEKTU

INCREDIBLE projekt ima za cilj pokazati kako nedrvni šumski proizvodi (NDŠP) mogu imati važnu ulogu u podržavanju održivog gospodarenja šumama i ruralnom razvoju, stvaranjem mreža za dijeljenje i razmjenu znanja i iskustva. "Inovativne mreže pluta, smole i jestivih plodova u mediteranskom bazenu" (INCREDIBLE) promiču međusektorsku suradnju i inovacije kako bi se istaknula vrijednost i potencijal NDŠP-a u regiji.

Funding

Projekt “Inovativne mreže dionika vezanih za pluto, smolu i jestive nedrvne šumske proizvode u mediteranskom bazenu” (INCREDIBLE) financira Europska komisija u sklopu programa Obzor 2020 (ugovor o financiranju Nº 774632).

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