Treasures from the Northern Nature

Treasures of the Northern Nature was a micro project which completed the standard project Agroforestry in Barents Region.  Northern natural sustainable resources include a wide range of goods of biological origin. To Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) belong 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, plant and animal products used for medical, cosmetic or cultural purposes. 

The main objective of Treasures from the Northern Nature (TreNat) project was to widen cooperation between SMEs, educational and research institutions as well as consulting organizations working in the field of natural sustainable resources. It contributed to increasing general awereness and interest towards NTFP. The project also drew attention to cultural and health aspects of NTFPs.

TreNat pruduced a video promoting the potential of agroforestry in Kolarctic region.


The project arranged workshops and round table discussions to interest groups having to do with agroforestry and with refining and promoting natural products.

Project: Treasures from the Northern Nature (TreNat)

Lead partner: Lapland University of Applied Sciences Ltd, Finland

Other partners: 

  • Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Tromsø
  • Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V.Lomonosov, Arkhangelsk

Basic information about the project in KEEP database