Three pricutres of mushrooms, berries and sap-tapping
12.00-15.00 (Swedish time)/13.00-16.00 (Finnish time), Zoom

Developing Kvarken’s non-wood forest product sector - examples from Finland and Sweden

seminars, workshops |
Picture of people hiking in the forest, sap-tapping, mushrooms and berries

Non-wood forest products offer various underused income and business possibilities both to the forest owners and different types of companies. Come to listen experts on wild berries, sap and chaga mushroom and learn how you can draw more benefits from your forests than just wood or how to build a raw material supply network for your company!

In addition to expert presentations, the webinar includes an Q & A -section in which you can ask in small thematic groups practical advice and experiences from the advanced companies in the sector. The presentations are held in English, but the material will be available also in Finnish and Swedish. The Q & A –session will be multilingual, and you are free to ask your questions and get the answers either in Finnish, Swedish or English. To ensure that you will get extensive answers to your questions, you can present them already in the registration phase, in which case they are delivered beforehand to the experts for consideration. Welcome!

After the general section, we move on to smaller interest groups: sap, mushrooms and berries. There will be experts in each group and questions can be asked in English, Swedish and Finnish.


Time: 2020-11-03 12:00 - 15:00
City: Zoom
Location: 12.00-15.00 (Swedish time)/13.00-16.00 (Finnish time)
Organiser: Prosperous forest/Rikare Skog
Last signup date: 2 November 2020
Price: Free
Additional info:

This semniar and workshop is organized by the Botnia Atlantica funded project Rikare skog.

More about the project: and

Link to document:


Introduction to the seminar and project  
  Introduction to the world of non-wood forest products: Leena Favén, RDI Coordinator at Centria University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  Harvesting of wild Chaga mushroom, cultivation and co-operation with forest owners: Alm Nyman, Kääpä Forest, Finland
  Producing sap, Kim Finne, , Arctic Birch, Finland. 
  Examples of berry co-operation: Martin Paju, coordinator, Berättelser (s)om bär
Thematic discussion groups/ Q & A -section:  
Summary of the seminar and the group discussions  

See the presentations on Youtube:


 Elias Andersson

Department of Forest resource management
Landscape studies
Phone: +46 90 786 83 58