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The Mushrooms of Borgotaro IGP

Consorzio Comunalie Parmensi (Borgo TV) Italy The "Mushrooms of Borgotaro IGP" are produced in the woods of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. The way the woods are managed has a great influence on the microclimate of the undergrowth and consequently on fungal production. The Consorzio Comunalie Parmensi intends to improve the commercialisation of recreational permits for wild mushrooms collection in forest through an online platform. One of the main goals of this innovation case is to have a better distribution of mushroom pickers in the forest, avoiding their concentration in specific areas. Factsheet PDF (coming soon) Coordinators Antonio Mortali  [...]

2019-08-01T16:37:44+00:00 July 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Why do payments for watershed services emerge? A cross-country analysis of adoption contexts

Bösch, M., Elsasser, P., Wunder, S. 2019 World Development, Vol. 119 Payments for watershed services (PWS) are an increasingly popular tool for watershed management, also in the Southern Hemisphere. However, the degree of PWS adoption varies across these countries and the causes for these adoption differences have so far been little discussed. This paper address this knowledge gap with a quantitative cross-national assessment of factors influencing the decision to adopt PWS schemes across tropical countries. This research, in collaboration with colleagues from the von Thuenen Institute in Hamburg, forms part of the SINCERE project’s Work Package 1 on creating a knowledge [...]

New website shines the spotlight on forest ecosystem services

A new website focussing on the rich variety of services provided to people by our forests has been launched as part of a project funded by European Union. Spurring INnovations for forest eCosystem sERvices in Europe (SINCERE) responds to society’s demands for services from forests, such as recreation, biodiversity protection and carbon storage. The project looks at innovative ways to value and implement such forest ecosystem services through the development of novel policies and new business models, connecting knowledge and expertise from practice, science and policy, across Europe and beyond. The SINCERE website steps outside the usual parameters of a [...]

2019-07-31T17:43:33+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

“Showing society the entire process of developing a PES scheme is the starting point”

Teresa Baiges / Jose Antonio Bonet
Forest Engineer / Researcher
Centre de Proprietat Forestal (CPF) /
Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC),
Spain