6-sustainable-forest-management-and-ecosystem-servicesPete Gaskell and Julie Ingram are visiting one of the VALERIE project forestry case studies this week in the Roncal Valley in the Basque Pyrenees. Here, the project is examining and supporting the social innovation of a Forest Owners Group who are developing a Joint Forest Management Plan.

The CCRI is currently collaborating on this 4-year EU FP7 funded project.  ‘VALERIE’ is an acroynm for ‘VALorising European Research for Innovation in agriculturE and forestry’, which concerns research to underpin innovation in the agri-rural sector.

More information on this case study can be found on the Valerie website.