NWFP

Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) are resources derived from forest ecosystems that are not timber-related. In the Mediterranean region this can include cork, resins, berries, nuts, and mushrooms, among many others. Enhanced forest management for these resources can optimise the forest’s economic value and offer great recreational potential, among other benefits.

A new digital app mapping the potential suitability for cork oak in Portugal

The Competence Centre for Cork oak tree and Cork recently developed a digital application to help the Portuguese landowners finding the right...

SustForest Plus comes to an end…but the resin sector’s momentum continues!

The SustForest Plus project on "Multifunctionality, conservation and rural employment in the territory of southern Europe through resin extraction" was born in...

European Natural Resin: new website launched

Throughout the life of the SustForest Plus project, a specific line of work has been developed for European natural resin. As a...

Call for papers for Forests Special Issue: the diversity of wood and non-wood forest...

The Forests Special Issue entitled "The Diversity of Wood and Non-Wood Forest Products: Anatomical, Physical and Chemical Properties, and Potential Applications" aims...

Fungal and bacterial communities in black truffle plantations in northern Spain

The manuscript focused on one of the most important Mediterranean fungal species, with a very significant socio-economic role. Tuber melanosporum (Ascomycota, Pezizales)...

The 7th Mediterranean Forest Week is just around the corner!

In March, we celebrate the International Day of Forests and, as could not be otherwise, the month is full of interesting events...
Photo: José Macau

Big Portuguese Cork Oak – European Tree of the Year?

The European Tree of the Year contest originated in 2011 and is a finale consisting of the winners of the national rounds....
Photo: INCREDIBLE

INCREDIBLE legacy

The legacy of the H2020-funded INCREDIBLE project on non-wood forest products (NWFP) continues! Despite finishing in April 2021, this EFIMED-coordinated project has...

Wild forest products for green growth in Europe: policy launch

The White Paper “Non-wood forest products for people, nature and the green economy. Recommendations for policy priorities in Europe” was officially launched...
Photo: © smola zoloto kaplya derevo sosna

Non-wood forest products for people, nature and the green economy: Recommendations for policy priorities...

Non-wood forest products (NWFP) such as cork, natural resins, mushrooms, medicinal plants and nuts and berries have huge potential to contribute to...

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Silvopasture as key driver to promote circular economy in Europe

In light of the recent regulations and actions supporting circular economy, it seems clear that the European Union recognizes climate change as...

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