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 Forest Week: Forest-based Solutions

2 April 2019, Lebanon. When it comes to sustainable forest management, it’s important to see the forest for more...

What’s in a name? MEDfOR students discuss governance, bioeconomy and community participation

EFI Mediterranean Facility (EFIMED) hosted a group of students from the Erasmus Mundus Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management Msc (MEDfOR) programme...

Spanish Fashion Designer Maria Lafuente is Forest Forward

The Spanish fashion designer María Lafuente presented her new, retro-futuristic collection at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Madrid, Spain.

International Legal Consultant for FAO Algeria

Application deadline 25 February 2019. Applications are open for a new position as an International Consultant for FAO in...

Predoctoral fellow on forest mechanisation & harvesting

The Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) opens a vacancy for a predoctoral fellow on forest mechanisation and harvesting for...

Forestry in the Midst of Global Changes

Forestry as we know it is changing. In their new book, editors Christine Farcy, Inazio Martinez de Arano, and Eduardo Rojas-Briales address...

New Date! First Forum on Biomass in Catalonia

2 April 2019 in Solsona, Spain. The Director of the Strategic Committee to promote the use of...

Interregional Workshop ‘Resin resource modelling in a context of climate change’

21 - 22 January 2018, Madrid, Spain. The Spanish Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) organises...

Forests special issue on non-timber forest products

This Special Issue of Forests is focused on Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs), their production systems, management, value chains and their importance for...

Cork in Science and Applications Forum

22-23 May 2019, Girona, Spain. The second Cork in Science and Applications (CSA) forum, organized by the Catalan Institute of Cork (ICSURO), will be held...

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Wild forest products can help propel green growth in Europe

Wild forest products such as cork, natural resins, mushrooms, medicinal plants, nuts and berries have huge potential to contribute to green growth...

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