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Non-wood forest products in Europe – A quantitative overview

Lovric Marko; Da Re, Riccardo; Vidale, Enrico; Prokofieva, Irina; Wong, Jennifer; Pettenella, Davide; Verkerk, Pieter Johannes; Mavsar, Robert


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      <creatorName>Da Re, Riccardo</creatorName>
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      <affiliation>University of Padua, Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry TESAF</affiliation>
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      <creatorName>Vidale, Enrico</creatorName>
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      <creatorName>Pettenella, Davide</creatorName>
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      <familyName>Pettenella</familyName>
      <affiliation>University of Padua, Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry TESAF</affiliation>
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      <creatorName>Verkerk, Pieter Johannes</creatorName>
      <givenName>Pieter Johannes</givenName>
      <familyName>Verkerk</familyName>
      <affiliation>European Forest Institute</affiliation>
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      <creatorName>Mavsar, Robert</creatorName>
      <givenName>Robert</givenName>
      <familyName>Mavsar</familyName>
      <affiliation>European Forest Institute</affiliation>
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  <titles>
    <title>Non-wood forest products in Europe – A quantitative overview</title>
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  <publisher>Zenodo</publisher>
  <publicationYear>2020</publicationYear>
  <subjects>
    <subject>Non-wood forest products, wild food, non-timber forest products, forest recreation</subject>
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  <dates>
    <date dateType="Issued">2020-04-25</date>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;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 NWFPs, but our findings suggest that marketed NWFPs represent only a small share and that 86% of the collected weight is self-consumed. The total value of NWFPs collected each year amounts to 71% of the value of annual roundwood production, much more than previously estimated. Our results point to the need to consider co-production of wood and NWFPs, especially in Central Europe where their value per hectare is the highest.&lt;/p&gt;</description>
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      <awardTitle>Monitoring the Bioeconomy</awardTitle>
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      <awardTitle>Multipurpose trees and non-wood forest products a challenge and opportunity</awardTitle>
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