StarTree: Multipurpose trees and non-wood forest products: a challenge and opportunity

StarTree is a pan-European project to support the sustainable exploitation of forest resources for rural development. The project ran from November 2012 - October 2016 and is now completed.

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Non-wood forest products in Europe: seeing the forest around the trees

Follow the complete NWFP value chain from primary production to marketing, and the accompanying institutional frameworks in this major publication of StarTree results.  This publication is part of the EFI What Science Can Tell Us series.

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State of European NWFP

What can StarTree add to our understanding of non-wood forest products (NWFP)? The picture which emerges from the StarTree research is one which demonstrates the central role of NWFPs in the forest culture of Europe.

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Wild Forest Products in Europe

A visual glimpse at the current state of wild forest products in Europe, based on StarTree research and sector mapping. For more information, read the full report, State of the European NWFP, and the Policy Brief on NWFP.

Innovation Generator now online!

Monday, 10 October 2016 Posted in StarTree, News

IG launch_350The IG Innovation Generator is ready to be explored, featuring tales, tips and tools to share ideas and generate new ones.

The IG is an online resource for innovations and inspiring stories from researchers, regional developers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders across Europe. Here you can also access the innovation case database for the forest-based sector in Europe, hosted by University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. 

The IG content has been compiled during the StarTree project with the objective to inspire new ideas and spread innovative concepts. Work is still in progress to share the full breadth of lessons learned over the course of the project. The complete product will be finalised by the end of October 2016.

Just visit the Innovation Generator and get inspired!

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A StarTree infographic shows how forests provide us with a great deal more than wood and can be used to strengthen economic activities in rural areas.

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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