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While much of the economy prioritises urban areas, the bioeconomy concept elevates the resources of rural areas, focusing on forest and agricultural sectors. Through regional innovations and collaborations, the bioeconomy holds significant potential for investment that could reinvigorate rural Mediterranean landscapes.

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IUFRO Spotlight: Using a social lens on the forest bioeconomy

IUFRO is highlighting the social dimensions of the forest-based bioeconomy in its latest edition. The IUFRO Spotlight Using a social science lens...
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Forested rural areas are a valuable source of non-fossil raw materials

In the circular sustainable bioeconomy perspective, forested rural areas represent a precious source of the lignocellulose and non-fossil raw materials for established...

Join the INCREDIBLE H2020 Final Conference!

The H2020 INCREDIBLE Final Conference: Building partnerships for innovation in Mediterranean NWFP value-chains will explore and celebrate the outcomes of the project...
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Kickstarter campaign to support sustainability stories for kids

The illustrated book “Once Upon The Future: Everyday Adventures Change the World” is written by six sustainability scientists, inspired by their own...

Webinar: Rural commons for thriving mountain community economies

What examples of new practices of commoning and community economies are there, which contribute to the creation of resilient and empowering commons?...

LIVINGAGRO: a Mediterranean project for innovating agroforestry

LIVINGAGRO is a cross-border project that addresses the challenge of knowledge and technological transfer in Mediterranean agriculture and forestry systems for achieving...

Aleppo Pine in Tunisia: Ecology, Management and Uses

The H2020 Innovation Networks for Cork, Resins and Edibles (INCREDIBLE) project, coordinated by the European Forest Institute's Mediterranean Facility, has supported the production...

MIKOGEST: innovative management of mycological resources

The MIKOGEST operational group works to manage the mycological resource regulation by means of innovative techniques (ICT tools), ensuring sustainability in the...

Resin Innovation Challenge winners announced!

In early 2020, the SustForest Plus project launched the "Resin Innovation Challenge", an initiative that aims to bring together some of the...

International Online Course: Social Innovation in Rural Areas

The European project SIMRA (Social Innovation in Marginalized Rural Areas) is organising a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) on social innovation in...

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Wild forest products can help propel green growth in Europe

Wild forest products such as cork, natural resins, mushrooms, medicinal plants, nuts and berries have huge potential to contribute to green growth...

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