Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 2511855
Sist endret: 8. juni 2021, 13:51

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 2511855
Sist endret: 8. juni 2021, 13:51

Treasures from the Northern Nature - TreNat


Inger Martinussen
ved Divisjon for matproduksjon og samfunn ved Norsk institutt for bioøkonomi

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Lapin yliopisto


  • TotalbudsjettNOK 330.000
  • Troms Fylkeskommune
    Prosjektkode: KO5100



Landbruks- og fiskerifag


Blåbær • Naturressurser og miljø • Tyttebær



  • Anvendt forskning


Inger Martinussen


Start: 3. januar 2021 Slutt: 31. desember 2021

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse


Treasures from the Northern Nature - TreNat

Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag

natural sustainable resources, treasures from the nature, include a wide range of goods of biological origin. Non-timber Forest Products (NTFP) include f.ex. 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.

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

Public interest towards healthy natural food has been increasing during recent decades and it has many advantages both in local and international markets. Even though NTFP -related business have long tradition in Barents region, most of the natural goods are used locally or they have been exported as raw-material outside the region. The development of the local nature-based industry needs constant cooperation between the SMEs, educational institutes, research institutes and consulting organizations. The main objective of Treasures from the Northern Nature (TreNat) project is to improve this cooperation, aiming to increase general awareness of interests, activities and targets of NTFP stakeholders and business, cultural and health aspects of NTFPs. This will further improve networking of NTFP stakeholders and create new and better partnerships and networks for preparations for the next Research and Innovation framework, Cross-Border Co-operation programs and Regional Development Programs. Target groups of the project are NTFP stakeholders involved in NTFP development and businesses: R&D organizations, educational institutes, SMEs, NGOs and financing organizations which are already
operating in the field of NTFPs or which have potential to join the networks.


TreNat - project will arrange networking NTFPs workshops in every participating country and one in Bruxelles, Belgium. Local and regional NTFP stakeholders will be invited to these workshops, themes of the workshops will be:

  • NTFPs and economy: NTFP businesses, novel perspectives and revenue models for NTFP commercialization, interregional benchmarking
  • Additional value of Barents NTFPs: Elements of arctic quality
  • Health aspects of NTFPs: How NTFPs may contribute to public health and general well-being
  • Cultural aspects of NTFPs: How NTFPs can be used to strengthen and empower local identities


Video material for the videos will be produced in all three countries. This material includes material from nature (wild, semi-wild), production sites) and expert interviews.



Inger Martinussen

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Divisjon for matproduksjon og samfunn ved Norsk institutt for bioøkonomi
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