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 in Wales

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 Posted in StarTree, Events, News

The StarTree 8th General Assembly took place in Bangor, North Wales, on 25–27 May 2016. The agenda of this project internal meeting was focussed on the final products of the project which will include various types of publications and outreach activities.

IMG 7793 400Knowledge Exchange Events (or KEEs for short) have been an integral part of the StarTree General Assemblies. This year, a very special KEE took place in the form of an open Wild Forest Products Fair in Glynllifon. The fair included workshops and demonstrations, as well as stalls for exhibitors coming from near and far.

During the day, hundreds of people visited the fair, making in a memorable day for all. The Fair was organised in collaboration with StarTree and Llais y Goedwig.

IMG 2971 400One of the exciting StarTree products will be an online resource called Innovation Generator which offers lessons learnt, tools and inspirations to help you create your own wild forest products innovation. Innovation was also discussed in an open workshop during the Fair. The participants agreed on the three Ps needed for making ideas and innovations into products and businesses: passion, patience and practise.   

We  thank all the visitors and exhibitors as well as local organisers for making the day such a success. You can find a photogallery of the event here.


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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.

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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