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.

New knowledge and tools for sustainable rural development and a more competitive bioeconomy in Europe

Thursday, 04 May 2017 Posted in StarTree, News

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StarTree results were featured in the FP7 Result in Brief section of the European Commission's website.

The article states that forests, which make up 35 % of the EU's landmass, are key to Europe's bioeconomy, particularly in rural areas, and describes how the StarTree project tapped into the potential of non-wood goods towards an innovative, resource-efficient and bio-based economy.

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StarTree Video

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.

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