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.

ForestValue Research Programme Kick-Off Seminar

23 - 24 May 2019, Helsinki, Finland. ForestValue is pleased to announce that the ERA-NET Cofund “ForestValue – Innovating...
6th Mediterranean Forest Week

Mediterranean Forest Week: join us in seeking forest-based solutions

2 April 2019, Brummana, Lebanon. As the Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week draws near, the European Forest Institute Mediterranean...

Vietnamese-Spanish collaboration for forest-based bioeconomy

The VNU University of Science (VNU-HUS), in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in Hanoi and the University of Valladolid (UVa), co-hosted a...

EFI celebrates a special day for forests

On this International Day of Forests, staff at the European Forest Institute are celebrating. Here's a brief glimpse at the diversity of...
The open, semi-arid forests of Iran’s Zagros region

Have your forest, and (your livestock) eat it too

Forest may not be the first image that springs to mind when visualising the Iranian landscape. Yet, the open, semi-arid forests of Iran’s...

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...

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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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