publication . Article . 2020

Non-wood forest products in Europe – A quantitative overview

Marko Lovrić; Riccardo Da Re; Enrico Vidale; Irina Prokofieva; Jennifer L.G. Wong; Davide Pettenella; Pieter Johannes Verkerk; Robert Mavsar;
Open Access English
  • Published: 24 Apr 2020
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Mushrooms, berries and other Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFPs) are an important part of forest recreation, rural income and of cultural heritage. Due to poor data on their collection and use, they are often ignored in forest policy and management decisions, which could impair those livelihoods that depend on NWFPs as an income source. We conducted a survey involving 17,346 respondents from 28 European countries to estimate which and how much of these products are collected. Our results show that 26% of European households collect NWFPs and that collection rates and quantities increase from Western to Eastern Europe. Previous studies focused mainly on marketed NWF...
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free text keywords: Non-wood forest products, wild food, non-timber forest products, forest recreation, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Economics and Econometrics, Sociology and Political Science, Forestry, Hectare, Livelihood, Geography, Agricultural economics, Cultural heritage, Recreation, Rural income
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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 | SP1 | KBBE
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EC| BioMonitor
Project
BioMonitor
Monitoring the Bioeconomy
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 773297
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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