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Multipurpose trees and non-wood forest products a challenge and opportunity

Objective

Europe has set a clear and ambitious strategy (Europe 2020 Strategy) to base its economy on a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Part of this concept is to initiate the development towards an innovative, resource efficient and bio-based (bio-economy) European economy. Such development should contribute to economic growth and the creation of jobs, while mitigating climate change effects and providing effective responses to address the need for carbon neutral energy. In this context, European forests and the forest-based sector play an increasingly important role in fostering smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe based on the production of eco-services and eco-efficient products from wood and non-wood-based products. Up to now the forest-based sector has been mainly build around wood based products. However, also multipurpose trees and non-wood forest products and services can significantly contribute to the achievement of the set goals. The objective of the STAR TREE project is to provide better understanding, knowledge, guidance and tools to support relevant stakeholders (e.g., forest owners, resource managers, enterprises, decision makers, other public and private entities) in optimising the management of multi-purpose trees and developing innovative approaches for increasing the marketability and profitability of NWFP for a more competitive rural economy. The overall impacts of the project are in the long term to support a sustainable rural development through a stronger utilisation of business opportunities based on non-wood forest products and multipurpose trees. This will particularly benefit the rural population as much as land owners and companies through a more competitive and robust rural economy and a better quality of life.
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Coordinator

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE

Address

Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu

Finland

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 856 833

Administrative Contact

Kirsi Loisa (Ms.)

Participants (24)

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Metsantutkimuslaitos

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 383 704

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 462 280

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 476 690

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 285 640

CONSORCI CENTRE DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 432 200

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 354 736

LUONNONVARAKESKUS

Finland

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 193 771

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 280 800

GOZDARSKI INSTITUT SLOVENIJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 58 432

UNIVERSITATEA STEFAN CEL MARE DIN SUCEAVA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 80 300

LATVIJAS VALSTS MEZZINATNES INSTITUTS SILAVA

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 85 302

KARADENIZ TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 117 688

Foreco Technologies S.L

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 372 060

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS FAO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 158 446

WILD RESOURCES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 284 608

LLAIS Y GOEDWIG LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 135 081

PLANSINN - BURO FUR PLANUNG UND KOMMUNIKATION GMBH*

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 207 991

JOENSUUN TUOTE JA VIHANNES KY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 132 138

INSTITUTO DE RESTAURACION Y MEDIO AMBIENTE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 134 027

FVL FORSTWIRTSCHAFTLICHE VEREINIGUNG LUNEBURG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 133 160

ASAMER-HANDLER & CO OG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 120 550

MANTAU UDO

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 99 650

REFORESTING SCOTLAND LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 146 726

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 311919

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    31 October 2016

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 499 698,80

  • EU contribution

    € 5 992 813

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE

Finland

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