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.

YLP Mediterranean 2020: application deadline extended!

The 2020 edition of the EFI Young Leadership Programme provides training, knowledge sharing and networking on Mediterranean forest-based value chains and their...

The power of stories: Poverty Reduction Through NTFPs

Stories can amplify the voices of people or groups who are not often heard, and make their experiences relatable to people in...

Innovative businesses and entrepreneurship for NWFP

This cross-cutting seminar, the second one of the Horizon 2020 INCREDIBLE project, will be entirely devoted to non-wood forest products (NWFP) entrepreneurship, engaging...

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...

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Seeing the wood in the forests: First issue of the EFI...

We need to accelerate the transition from the existing global fossil and wasteful economy towards a renewable economy: a circular bioeconomy. If...

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