4. Treffen des Praxispanels Steiermark

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 Posted in News, Styria Region

Am 29. April trifft sich das regionale Praxispanel bereits zum vierten Mal in der Steiermark um das Thema Nichtholzprodukte weiter voranzutreiben. Diesmal geht es in die Region des Nationalparks Gesäuse. Hr. FDir. DI Andreas Holzinger (Steiermärkische Landesforste) lädt in die Forstverwaltung Admont und bietet den TeilnehmerInnen unter anderem Einblicke in die Wertschöpfungskette "Gesäuse Wild", die im Rahmen der gleichnamigen Genussregion sowie unter der Marke "Xeis Edelwild" vermarktet wird und eine Besonderheit in der Region darstellt.

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Second Stakeholder Meeting in the Valladolid region

Monday, 20 April 2015 Posted in StarTree, News

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The second regional stakeholder group meeting for the Valladolid region was held in March 25, 2015 in in Tabuyo del Monte. The meeting focused on the in-depth case studies (IDCS) and the fieldwork in Tabuyo del Monte as well as the first results were discussed. Also, an overview of the project was presented.

Recent study argues wild food is an important ecosystem service

Monday, 13 April 2015 Posted in StarTree, News

wild food 540In a recent study, researchers looked at the importance of wild food at EU level by gathering data on the availability, use and benefits of wild game, mushrooms and other plants. The study claims that that, in addition to the nutritional and economic value, wild food holds great cultural significance.

2nd Regional Stakeholder Group meeting in Serbia

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 Posted in StarTree, News

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serbia RSG 2015 300As a part of StarTree's stakeholder engagement activities, representatives of 10 private and public institutions active in the non-wood forest product (NWFP) sector met in Belgrade on 24 March 2015. 

This was the second Šumadija and Western Serbia stakeholder meeting, with the topic "Cooperation between public and private (SME) sector in the area of NWFPs".

The meeting consisted of presentation and discussion on the results of the StarTree project (WP2-5), results of the Serbian case study, as well as on the results of the analysis of international trade in NWFPs, and on the institutional framework for harvesting NWFPs.

Potential of acorns discussed in the Alentejo region

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 Posted in StarTree, News

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On 20 March 2015, a symposium was held at the Herdade do Freixo do Meio, in Alentejo region to discuss acorns and their importance as food for humans as well as animals. The organiser of the event, Alfredo Cunhal Sendim, has been working on recovering the Montado system in the region by valuating the acorns of cork oak and holm oak.

Second Osrednjeslovenska Regional Stakeholder Meeting

Monday, 30 March 2015 Posted in StarTree, News

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The RSG of Osrednjeslovenska region met for the second time on 11 March 2015. The group gathered in Ljubljana, at the Slovenian Forestry Institute, the goal of the meeting to give an overview of the project activities from the last RSG meeting; to present the main findings of the State of the sector report; to highlight the progress on the in-depth case studies; to give an opportunity for everybody to comment and critically assess the progress of the project.

2nd Meeting of the Stakeholders of the Alentejo Case Study

Monday, 30 March 2015 Posted in StarTree, News

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The 2nd meeting with the Stakeholders of the Alentejo Case Study from the StarTree project was held in the Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA) in Lisbon, on 11 February 2015. The meeting was held to exchange ideas and suggestions between Stakeholders and the project team based on the fortcoming State of the Sector Report (SOSR). Particular attention was given to add, remove and/or correct information to the body text concerning the Portuguese case study, Alentejo. Thanks to the the active contribution from all participants, useful feedback was received.

Knowledge advances in the Mediterranean pine nut value chain

Thursday, 26 March 2015 Posted in StarTree, Alentejo Region, Events, News, Province of Valladolid

pinecone300The Portuguese Federation of Forest Owners Associations (UNAC) organised a stakeholder seminar " Knowledge advances in the Mediterranean pine nut value chain" on 6 March at Alcacer do Sal, the heart of pine cone processing in Portugal.

2nd RSG Meeting in North Karelia

Friday, 20 March 2015 Posted in StarTree, News

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The North Karelian Stakeholder Group gathered up for the second time on 24th of February in Joensuu. The focal points of the Stakeholder meeting was to discuss firstly, what has been done during the first half of the project, and secondly, the ways of reporting these outcomes.

Catalan Stakeholders Meet in Sort for 2nd RSG

Monday, 16 February 2015 Posted in StarTree, News

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Blog by Miguel Rivière
Àrea d'Economia Forestal, Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC)

Catalonia RSG2 1 300On February 11th, 24 representatives of public and private institutions of the NWFP sector gathered at the Tourism Office of Pallars Sobirà in Sort (Catalonia) in order to carry out the second StarTree RSG.

Next General Assembly to be held in Joensuu, Finland

Thursday, 12 February 2015 Posted in StarTree, Events, News, North Karelia



Photo: Erkki Oksanen

The 6th StarTree General Assembly will take place in Joensuu in North Karelia, Finland from 11 - 13 May 2015.

The meeting is organised by Consortium partners LUKE.

Influence of climate variables on resin yield

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 Posted in StarTree, News, Province of Valladolid

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StarTree partner, Sven Mutke, is co-author on a new paper published in the journal Agricultural and Forest Meteorology: "Influence of climate variables on resin yield and secretory structures in tapped Pinus pinaster Ait. in central Spain".

2nd RSG at the National Botanic Gardens

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 Posted in StarTree, News, West Wales and the Valleys Region

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The Startree Regional Stakeholder Group for West Wales and The Valleys convened at the National Botanic Gardens in South West Wales on 23rd January 2015 to learn of the progress over the first two years of Startree and provide direction for future work in the sector in Wales. The meeting was attended by representatives from Welsh Government, public and private woodland management organisations, research institutions and SME’s.

The Contribution of Forests to Sustainable Diets

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 Posted in StarTree, News

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Interesting background paper for the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition, FAO, Rome, 13–15 May 2013.

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