Agriculture, Climate, Economy, Environment, Fish, Food, Forestry

Synthesis on bioeconomy monitoring systems in the EU Member States – indicators for monitoring the progress of bioeconomy

This report presents an overview of existing bioeconomy strategies, policies or related initiatives and indicators to monitor and assess these at EU MS level, and the importance of existing bioeconomy sectors at national level. Furthermore, it presents the existing or needed most suitable bioeconomy key indicators and related indicators, and their respective data availability, for assessing and monitoring the progress of a bioeconomy at national level. The identified most suitable bioeconomy indicators important and feasible at the national context, can contribute to the further discussions when setting the frame for the development of a common EU bioeconomy monitoring system.

Economy, Environment, Forestry

Co-creating places through events : The case of a tourism community event in Finnish Lapland

The research findings show that small family-owned companies are highly respected in the tourism field. Well organized products and paying attention to the customers personally contribute to their product quality. However, the customers require a degree of privacy and more choices to activities. The redevelopment of the Rivers and Trails -product began with specifying the theme, unifying the product and creating more options. The value of the different product elements were increased with small improvements and procedure changes. The thesis also suggests some product development tools for St. Lapland to better create possibilities to meaningful experiences.

Economy, Environment, Forestry

Evaluation of bilberry and cowberry yield models by comparing model predictions with field measurements from North Karelia, Finland

Models estimated for non-wood forest products (NWFPs) are used to support the multi-objective use of forest and related decision making in various ways. In Finland, bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus) and cowberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) are among the most important NWFPs, and yield models for them have been estimated and linked into forest simulators.