The StarTree Reader is a collection of themes and responses on key issues for WFP in Europe. It distills results and outcomes from across project disciplines, presenting bottom-­up issues from case studies combined with StarTree research findings.

1 enhancing rural life Enhancing Rural Life: Combining Special Forest Resources with Tourism and Nature protection

Production and processing of wild forest products can bring economic benefits for rural areas, with income for forest and land owners, new labour and consumer benefits. Another dimension is the increasing trend for fusing such wild products with services...

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Marketing insights for NWFPs and Services

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Voluntary harvesting codes


4 innovation cases in transition countriesNWFPs - Innovation cases in transition countries

 A transition process took place in the post-social countries of South-east Europe (SEE) in the 1990s, leaving behind the general ideology of socialist forms of ownership. New policies, legislation and regulations related to land tenure were adopted, and rights towards private property were strengthened. These changes brought new possibilities for improving sector governance and influenced forest management goals...

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Interface between Science and Practice (increase cork production and
improve market transparency)

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Food from trees: managing forests to promote edible tree fruits

7 promoting wild mushroom yieldsPromoting wild mushroom yields by forest management 

Annual production of wild mushroom varies considerably due to different factors, including weather, local site characteristics, stand characteristics and forest management. Identifying stand characteristics and treatments most suitable for mushrooms would help promoting wild mushroom yields.

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Working with people

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonst ration under grant agreement No. 311919

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