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.

Life Biorgest Project shows sustainable forest management is key to enhancing biodiversity

September marked the end of the Life Biorgest Project, the aim of which has been to enhance biodiversity in Mediterranean forests through forest management....

New paper! Indicating the value of cork

"It is urgent to value our native forest and its non-wood forest products, where cork oak and cork have a special place!" - Joana...

Does it work to pay people not to cut the forest?

This story was originally published by Knowable Magazine. Natural ecosystems do us countless favors, from purifying the water and air to harboring and nurturing the...

Developing bankable business plans for sustainable forest-based enterprises

This course has been developed by FAO elearning Academy to improve the capacity of small-scale producers, their organizations, and small and medium-sized enterprises to...

Forestry Speed Dating: Unlocking forest carbon markets – Event 2

The Bioregions Facility cordially invites you to participate in the Unlocking forest carbon markets – Event 2 of the Forestry Speed Dating (FSD) 3rd...

IUFRO Podcast Episode 3: Towards a Responsible Forest Bioeconomy

The third episode of Branching out: the forest podcast is out! In line with the IUFRO 2024 World Congress theme “Towards a responsible forest...

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

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

Forests and Climate Change Forum Association calls for recognition of the role of forests...

On September 4, the public consultation process of the Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge for the update of the National Integrated...

Erasmus Mundus MEDfOR Master programme: call for applications

Applications to the next Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management Master programme (MEDfOR) edition 2024/2026 opened on 20 September. These are open to self-funded candidates...

Revolutionizing the Mediterranean Forest-Wood Supply Chain: introducing the DigiMedFor project

DigiMedFor, a groundbreaking initiative set to transform the technological landscape of the Mediterranean forest-wood supply chain and bolster its competitiveness. The overarching goal is...

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IUFRO report launch webinar: Europe’s wood supply in disruptive times study...

TEAMING UP 4 FORESTS invites you to join the launch webinar of the new IUFRO World Series Vol. 42, Europe’s wood supply in disruptive...

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