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.

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Integrating NWFP in territorial marketing and ecosystem service value chains

10-11 May 2019, Albareto, Italy. Non-wood forest products (NWFP) are of great importance for many Italian regions, especially in...

The INCREDIBLE consortium calls for a common label for European resin

Territorial contracts and common labelling were key ideas arising out of the INCREDIBLE Interregional Workshop on “Resin extraction as a building block of...

Release of elite stone pine clones for orchard plantations

Different grafting techniques and deployment strategies for improved genetic materials of stone pine, Pinus pinea, offer more landowners the possibility to consider the tree...

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...

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SAVE approach for establishing NWFP marketing mix in Greek local mountain...

The contribution of Non-Wood Forest Products is especially important in the context of rural sustainable development. Nevertheless, their perceived economic and environmental...

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