Treasures from the Northern Nature (KO5100 TreNat)
Programme funding: 59 853 € Total budget: 79 837 €
Duration: 01.01. - 31.12.2021
Short description of the project
Northern natural sustainable resources, treasures from the nature, include a wide range of goods of biological origin. Non-timber Forest Products (NTFP) include e.g. edible berries and nuts, mushrooms, fruits, herbs, spices and condiments, aromatic plants, game, fibers (used in construction, furniture, clothing or utensils) , resins, gums, and plant and animal products used for medical, cosmetic or cultural purposes. These products have always been an important for the people living in Barents region. Thanks to the wide free access to forests there is practically unlimited possibility to pick berries, mushrooms and herbs for everyone. Availability of reindeer and game meat has always been an important contribution to food security in the region.
The main objective of Treasures from the Northern Nature (TreNat) project is to improve cooperation between SMEs, educational institutes, research institutes and consulting organizations working in the field of natural sustainable resources, aiming to increase general awereness, interest towards, activities and targets of NTFP stakeholders and businesses, as well as cultural and health aspects of NTFPs in the region. This will improve networking of NTFP stakeholders and create new and better partnerships and networks for preparations for the next Research and Innovation framework, Cross-Border Cooperation programs and Regional Development Programs.