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.

StarTree final conference starts soon!

Friday, 22 July 2016 Posted in StarTree, Events, News

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The international conference on Wild Forest Products in Europe takes place in Barcelona on 13–14 October.

The conference features an interesting mixture of topics portraying the multitude of wild forest products and their importance and potential. The updated programme for the conference is now available, as well as a book of abstracts. For practical info, see here.

For updates, be sure to bookmark the conference page, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook!


Photo by Mikhail Anikaev.

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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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