STAR TREE - Multipurpose Trees and Non-Wood Forest Products, a Challenge and Opportunity

Lack of information, capacities and knowledge at different stages of the non-wood forest products (NWFP) value chain, often prevents realising the full potential of NWFP and multi-purpose trees (MPT) in generating wealth in rural areas in the context of a bio-based European economy.  The goal of this project is to provide better understanding, knowledge, guidance and tools to support relevant stakeholders in optimising the management of MPT and developing innovative approaches for increasing the marketability and profitability of NWFP for a more competitive rural economy. EFI was the coordinator of STAR TREE project. In addition EFI’s tasks include also leading the WP6 Dissemination and Exploitation, as well as coordinating the WP1-5.


Policy Brief


What Science Can
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State of European NWFP

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Read more at the project website: (last updated 27.7.2018)

This project was supported by the European Commission under the Theme 2 of the 2012 7th Framework Programme, Cooperation: Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and Biotechnology, addressing the call KBBE.2012.1.2-06: Multipurpose trees and non-wood forest products for an innovative forestry in rural areas.  STAR TREE is a large-scale integrating project targeted to SMEs (project number 311919) funded under ‘Collaborative Projects’.

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European Forest Institute
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