EFIMED supports projects that promote research, provide science-based information on forests and forestry in the Mediterranean, and foster scientific capacity building in forest-related activities. The projects cover a broad scope of topics, including ecosystem services, non-wood forest products, forestry sector business innovations and geoinformation technology. 

Read more about EFIMED’s ongoing projects below or visit the project bank to access publications and outputs developed through completed projects. 

'Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE) addresses the gap between existing research and innovation knowledge on service systems for non-wood forest products in the Mediterranean.

INCREDIBLE forges knowledge links and fosters collaboration through the development of Innovative Networks (iNets) among stakeholders involved in the production of cork, resins, mushrooms and truffles, nuts and berries, and aromatic and medicinal plants.


MEDfOR is a two-year, world-class International Msc Programme that focuses on the integrating theme of sustainability in Mediterranean forests and woodlands.

The MEDfOR Msc Programme brings together the best expertise, human resources and facilities to educate the next generation of leaders in forestry, natural resources, and public and private land management throughout the Mediterranean region. 


MySustainableForest provides Earth Observation (EO) geo-information products across the wood sector to support the production chain from sustainable forest management procedures to wood quality entering sawmills, pulp mills or other wood transforming industries.

MySustainableForest translates and synthesises satellite, Lidar, meteorological and in-situ data, together with customised forestry models, to create site-specific products that support forest users’ decision-making.


Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA) seeks to advance understanding of social innovation and innovative governance in agriculture, forestry and rural development in marginalised rural areas. 

SIMRA develops new patterns of cooperation, co-construction and collaborative learning through novel approaches and shared knowledge, in order to bridge the research-policy-practice gap.


Spurring INnovations for forest eCosystem sERvices in Europe (SINCERE) advances innovative mechanisms, including novel policies and business models, which support the provision of Forest Ecosystem Services across Europe and beyond. 

Innovations developed through SINCERE explore new means to enhance such services in ways that benefit forest owners as well as serving broad societal needs.


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SustForest Plus is an initiative supported by the major players in the value chain of natural resin in southwestern Europe to boost economic activity in the sector and elevate natural resin as a sustainable social, economic, and environmental resource. 

The project focuses on three main objectives: meeting demand in the natural resins industry; generating stable and quality employment; and comercially and technologically valuing natural resin. 

Valorising European Research for Innovation in Agriculture and Forestry (VALERIE) bridges the gap between scientific results and implementing scientific knowledge by improving the accessibility and availability of new knowledge for innovation in agriculture and forestry. 

The project focuses on six central themes ranging from crop, soil, and pest management; to integrated supply chain management; to biomass and food waste; and ecosystem services.