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Collection and consumption of non-wood forest products in Europe

Lovrić, Marko; Da Re, Riccardo; Vidale, Enrico; Prokofieva, Irina; Wong, Jennifer; Pettenella, Davide; Verkerk, Pieter Johannes; Mavsar, Robert;
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Abstract
Many Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFPs) such as mushrooms and berries are collected and consumed in Europe; but both national statistical and scientific data on this topic are reported only for a limited number of countries, products, and case-study areas. Without an adequate quantitative basis, their importance as source of food and income, their links to recreation and cultural heritage, are all under-valued in forest-focused and forest-related policies. In this study we aimed to address this gap by assessing the consumption and collection of NWFPs through a statistically-representative survey in 28 European countries with over seventeen thousand respondents. Ou...
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EC| BioMonitor
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BioMonitor
Monitoring the Bioeconomy
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 773297
  • Funding stream: H2020
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EC| STAR TREE
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STAR TREE
Multipurpose trees and non-wood forest products a challenge and opportunity
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 311919
  • Funding stream: FP7
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