Natural resin sector in the context of climate change
The EFI Planted Forest Facility (EFIPLANT) participated in the first Interregional Workshop of the Resins Innovation NETwork (iNet) in the context of the INCREDIBLE project (Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin), organized by the Spanish Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) on 21st and 22nd of January 2019 in Madrid, Spain. Under the title 'Resin resource modelling in a context of climate change', the event was a unique opportunity for attendees to keep up to date with the latest developments of the resin sector and current demands.
This two-day event combined a seminar about the state of art and the natural resin sector’s requests. Multi-actor sessions were animated by innovation facilitators, to cover that issue related to sustainable production of natural resin from Mediterranean forests.
On the first day, Armand Clopeau (EFIPLANT) presented the potentiality for maritime pine to become a species for the future production of resin in France, based on a study realized by CNPF (Centre National de la Propriété Forestière) of Nouvelle Aquitaine (France) in the framework of the project.
During the second day, the required information for market and profit analysis of resin tapping systems as preliminary work of studies in progress at EFIPLANT, was explained. This presentation showed the importance of considering resin tapping on a large scale, taking into account the differences of the systems which remain comparable by their hourly profitability and sustainability. The cost-benefit analyzes and the multi-criteria analysis that will be realized in the next months will probably provide crucial answers.
Photo : INCREDIBLE project