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.

Cork, vital for the growth of the wine economy

In recent years, the market share of premium wines at national and international level has increased considerably. But what are the keys...

WILDFOOD Conference and Policy Forum

The WildFood project has reached the second year of activity. The time has come to review the work done by the Project...

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...

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The bioeconomy and non-timber forest products

Non-wood forest products – such as nuts, mushrooms, berries, resins, etc. – are crucial for the bioeconomy, ensuring the sustainability of forest...

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