Chestnut orchards: an opportunity for rural development

22 May 2019, Balboa, Spain.

Photo: Francisco Javier Dominguez Garcia

Producers, companies, public and private owners, and other actors in the chesnut value chain, are invited to participate in this Science to Practice event in Balboa (León, Spain) on 22 May. The objective of the meeting, organised by the Wild Nuts & Berries iNet, is to discuss the potential of chestnut production activities, its contribution to economic development in rural areas and management planning as a tool for the reduction of the effects of wild fires.

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‘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 Non-Wood Forest Products to support sustainable forest management and rural development. INCREDIBLE is coordinated by the European Forest Institute, bringing together universities, research centres and professional organisations.