PRIFORT - Research into the Organization of Private Forest Owners in the Western Balkan Region

Starting point of the project is the lacking voluntary establishment of private forest owners' associations in the six Western Balkan countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia though already eleven years have passed since the transition from planning to market economy and from public to private ownership expressed by the restitution of private forests to their former owners.

OPERAS - Operational Potential of Ecosystem Research Applications

OPERAS aims to improve the understanding of how Ecosystem Services/Natural Capital (ES/NC) concepts may contribute to human well-being in different social-ecological systems in inland and coastal zones, in rural and urban areas, related to different ecosystems including forests and fresh water resources. The OPERAs research will establish whether, how and under what conditions the ES/NC concepts can move beyond the academic domain towards practical implementation in support of sustainable ecosystem management.

VALERIE - VALorising European Research for Innovation in agriculturE and forestry

The four year EU FP7 project Valerie (VALorising European Research for Innovation in agriculturE and forestry) started on 1 January and the kick off meeting took place 16-17 January in Wageningen, the Netherlands. This project brings together 14 partners from 6 countries across Europe.

Many EU and nationally funded research projects in the fields of agriculture and forestry provide excellent results, but the outreach and translation of these results and bringing them into practice is limited.

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Mushroom cultivation as additional income for forest owners Minna.Korhonen Tue, 07.03.2018 - 07:13
Shiitake growing on birch stacks
One of the ways to bring additional income to forest owners is to practice intensive mushroom farming.

FAO-FOA - Review of Forest Owner Organisation in selected Eastern European countries

In course of the transition from planned to market economy, and to democracy, many Eastern European countries started a process of restitution and privatization. Restitution of forests acknowledges the continuity of private forestland ownership rights by returning lands to their former owners or heirs and/or to local communities and institutions. Privatization, in this context, refers primarily to a transfer of property rights over forestland from the state to a private entity.


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European private forest owner typologies: A review of methods and use

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Forest ownership changes in Europe: State of knowledge and conceptual foundations

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