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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...

Productive reforestation for living rural landscapes

Ancient and unique agroforestry landscapes can be found in several Mediterranean countries, and are known as arks of bio-cultural heritage rooted in...

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...

Sustainable Forestry: Insights & views from the Mediterranean

The fourth webinar in the Forum Synergies Sustainable Forestry series brings together experts from the Mediterranean to complete the picture on the...

Linking sustainable forestry actors

Forum Synergies is a non-profit association, founded in 1995, of engaged citizens, organisations and active practitioners engaged in sustainable rural development. They...

Webinar: Sustainable management of wild collected products

FAO and OriGIn, the organization for an international Geographical Indications (GI) network, will host until December 2020 a series of webinars entitled...

Let the (social) seed grow: insights from seven rural social innovation...

Rural societies in Europe and beyond are facing complex social, economic, and environmental challenges. These include rural depopulation, demographic changes such as...

Businesses gather in Barcelona to discuss boost for rural economy

Entrepreneurs, start-ups and established businesses shared ideas and inspiration on innovation and entrepreneurship for non-wood forest products (NWFP) in a highly energised seminar which...

Management of community forests in Portugal: results and perspectives

On 25 January, the report on more than 700 community forest management plans was discussed at the premises of the Portuguese Federation...

Keys and tools for social rural innovation: lessons from SIMRA

The study of social innovation, understood in its broadest socio-environmental sense, has spread since the beginning of the century, and its importance...