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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.

FOREST4EU project launched: enhancing forestry and agroforestry networks in Europe

Around Europe, there are hundreds of small projects promoted by small groups of farmers, researchers, forest managers, environmental associations and local communities, that all...

Healing journeys in the calm city of Güdül

Güdül district, the first calm city of Ankara, the capital of Turkey, draws attention to Sorgun Pond Nature Park suitable for ecotourism, forested areas,...

EU-FarmBook Platform Day

The first EU-FarmBook Platform Day gathered stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and barriers to sharing digital knowledge on agriculture and forestry with the people...
Woman and kid in a forest

Place branding and forests: a win-win alliance for rural development 

Nowadays, branding is not only about products and goods, but also about places. The concept of place branding has become truly relevant in today's...
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Erasmus+ EU4Shepherds promotes innovative training for sustainable shepherds

The Erasmus Plus EU4Shepherds project just held its third workshop in Austria between 5 and 7 July 2022. This meeting served to present the...

Silvopasture as key driver to promote circular economy in Europe

In light of the recent regulations and actions supporting circular economy, it seems clear that the European Union recognizes climate change as a main...

A new digital app mapping the potential suitability for cork oak in Portugal

The Competence Centre for Cork oak tree and Cork recently developed a digital application to help the Portuguese landowners finding the right spot to...

SustForest Plus comes to an end…but the resin sector’s momentum continues!

The SustForest Plus project on "Multifunctionality, conservation and rural employment in the territory of southern Europe through resin extraction" was born in 2010 as...

European Natural Resin: new website launched

Throughout the life of the SustForest Plus project, a specific line of work has been developed for European natural resin. As a result of...

Rural development funding and wildfire prevention

Rural landscapes in Southern Europe have been increasingly exposed to wildfires during the last decades due to climate and land use changes. This altered...

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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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