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.

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 as a...

ForestValue Research Programme Kick-Off Seminar

23 - 24 May 2019, Helsinki, Finland. ForestValue is pleased to announce that the ERA-NET Cofund “ForestValue – Innovating forest-based bioeconomy” will hold the ForestValue...
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 Facility (EFIMED) is pleased to announce...

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 seminar in...

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 EFI activities,...
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 Zagros region are...

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 than just the trees. In a...

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 for a...

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. Inspired by Thai nature, culture,...

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 Algeria. The position is under the...

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Europe’s wood supply in disruptive times

On 14 March TEAMING UP 4 FORESTS presented a study analysing factors affecting future wood supply in Europe such as climate change, land use...

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