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European Non-wood Forest Products (NWFPs) Network

International project

PROGRAMME: COST

STATUS: Finished
Project start: 01. Jan 2013.
Project end: 31. Dec 2017.
Contract body: European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)
http://www.nwfps.eu/

ABSTRACT:

Non-wood forest products (NWFPs) have important commercial, environmental, social and recreational roles in many European forests. They also have a relevant place in the multifunctional sustainable forest management (MSFM) paradigm, being the main source of income from forests in several regions. Although the importance of NWFPs is recognized and accepted, forest research remains mainly focused on timber production. Consequently knowledge about European NWFPs is comparatively scarce, as is research on their ecology, management and economics, required to optimize sustainable simultaneous production of different products from forests. It is proposed that a multidisciplinary European network on NWFPs will help to bridge these gaps.

In this context, the main goal of the Action is to build a broad multidisciplinary network of European NWFPs researchers and managers, to review the current state of the art, highlight existing innovation, share information and experience, identify research topics, seek research synergies and by increasing the European-wide theoretical and practical understanding of NWFPs, promote their sustainable management.

PROGRAMME: COST FP1203

PROJECT PARTNERS:

  • Austrija
  • Bosna i Hercegovina
  • Bugarska
  • Češka
  • Danska
  • Estonija
  • Finska
  • Francuska
  • Grčka
  • Hrvatska
  • Island
  • Italija
  • Latvija
  • Litva
  • Mađarska
  • Makedonija
  • Nizozemska
  • Norveška
  • Njemačka
  • Poljska
  • Portugal
  • Rumunjska
  • Srbija
  • Slovačka
  • Slovenija
  • Španjolska
  • Švicarska
  • Turska
  • Velika Britanija