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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.

This study developed an analytical definition of forest-based bioeconomy, grounded on input from European forestry and bioeconomy capacity mapping exercises from five projects and with participation of five experts from different backgrounds
Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals comprehensively addresses the SDGs in an integrated way. This article is a chapter in it.
This study estimates the value per hectare of the Arasbaran deciduous forest based on returns from 17 fruit-providing species and mapping their economic value.
Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals comprehensively addresses the SDGs in an integrated way. This article is a chapter in it.
The aim of this study is to elicit expert views on critical changes in the sector through a Delphi-based outlook, as well as to analyse how these views relate to the understanding of bioeconomy. The highest consensus among panellists relates to the diversification of the forest industries and the dependence of the sector on climate and energy policies. The concept of bioeconomy was regarded by the majority as a vision for the future, rather than a depiction of real changes.
The open access study analyses power relations and policy preferences of stakeholders in the Lao’s FLEGT VPA process. The results show that the most powerful actors are governmental agencies, donor community and international development partners, while the private sector, civil society organizations and actors from subnational levels are substantially less powerful. Transparency and accountability are characterized with high overall policy preference, while the same cannot be stated for livelihood impacts and involvement of civil society.
This paper maps ‘who works with whom’ in the field of European forest-based bioeconomy. On country-level, North-Western European countries dominate, and Northern European countries will continue to dominate even more. On organizational level, research network of industry-related topics is almost disconnected from its ‘core-forestry’ counterpart.

Although importance of participation in public decision making is widely recognized in policy sciences, there is no consensus on what its preferred role and meaning would be.

The newly published paper is by EFI researchers Marko Lovrić, Nataša Lovrić and Georg Winkel, and Ulrich Schraml from EFI member organisation Forest Research Institute of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.