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Key messages for global fire-resilient landscapes

In October, fire experts, policymakers and key stakeholders came together for an international conference in Madrid to answer the question: how can...

Challenges to community forest research in northwest Mediterranean Europe

Does our research make a difference for forests, rural areas and communities? This is what we asked ourselves when we saw the...

Innovation inspiration at a SIMRA workshop in Solsona

Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA) is a European project focused on research and innovation actions. FORECO, one of the 26...

Facing Forest Fires: Visions and actions for global fire-resilient landscapes

Fire starts with a spark. Once ignited it can flourish, fed and spread by fuel and oxygen, the flames and smoke fanned great distances...

SIMRA’s October sessions: Lessons learned from the project innovation actions

On 7 and 8 October EFIMED organised two workshops in the province of Teruel (Aragon, Spain) to close the Innovative Action that...

Retro-innovation working for wildfire prevention: Shepherds’ contracts to reduce biomass and...

Innovative contracts are providing extra income and social recognition for shepherds working to reduce forest fire risk. These indicator-based contracts, as well...

Social innovation in the spotlight: Special Issue of Forest, Policy and...

This Special Issue, largely a product of the H2020 Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA) project and its Thematic Session organised...

Pests, diseases and climate change impact on chestnut and pine nut...

An interregional workshop on "Wild harvested nuts and berries in time of new pests, diseases and climate change", brought together stakeholders from...

Chestnut orchards: an opportunity for rural development

Producers, companies, public and private owners, and other actors in the chesnut value chain, are invited to participate in this Science to...

New territory for non-wood forest products through INCREDIBLE cross-cutting initiative

Non-wood forest products (NWFPs) have considerable potential to play a role in nature-based tourism, generating income especially in inland and rural areas in the...