Bioeconomy

Bioeconomy is the production of renewable biological resources and the conversion of these resources (including waste streams) into value added products. Its sectors and industries have strong innovation potential due to their use of a wide range of sciences, enabling and industrial technologies, along with local and tacit knowledge.1 The forest bioeconomy focuses on innovations in the circular use of forest products and resources. In the Mediterranean, forest bioeconomy has a strong focus on business models for Non-Wood Forest Products, recreational uses of forests, and social inclusion.

Mediterranean forests in urbanised societies: will you rise to the challenge?

Two out of three people already live in urban areas in Mediterranean countries, a figure higher than the world average and only...

Participatory process to improve professional resin tapping

The general objective of the SustForest Plus project Resin Innovation Challenge is to obtain the best proposals to answer the question "how...

Review on sustainable forest management beyond timber

A recent review published by forest researchers from four continents reflects on diverse forest products beyond timber. Its overall purpose is to...

Young Leadership Programme 2020: Mediterranean forests in urbanised societies

The economic, social and environmental challenges of today need bright new thinking that will shape tomorrow. EFI’s Young Leadership Programme targets the leaders...

INCREDIBLE Knowledge Repository for NWFP now online!

The Innovation Networks for Cork, Resins and Edibles (INCREDIBLE) H2020 project has just launched the open access Knowledge repository for Non-Wood Forest Products, which aims...

DESIRA project brings digital technologies to forests and rural areas

The DESIRA (Digitisation: Economic and Social Impacts on Rural Areas) research initiative is a four-year Horizon 2020 project coordinated by the University...

Call for abstracts – 5th European Agroforestry Conference

The call for research abstracts to participate at the 5th European Agroforestry Conference (EURAF 2020): Agroforestry for the transition towards sustainability and...

Innovation and entrepreneurship in NWFP marketplace

Are you an entrepreneur or a start-up in the sector of non-wood forest products and you are searching for potential partners, customers,...

European Network of Resin Territories seeks stakeholders

The process of creation of the European Network of Resin Territories (RETR) began last May in the framework of the International Conference...

30% off on Forestry in the Midst of Global Changes book

There is still time to get a 30% discount on Forestry in the Midst of Global Changes, but only until the end...

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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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