RDP project database
Capitalising on Woodlands Resources in the Lazio Region
This project set up a partnership between forest holdings, consortia, cooperatives and municipalities, using different RDP measures in the Umbria region to improve the economic output of local woodlands and support sustainable forestry management.
In spite of a potential output of 7M€, chestnut forest holdings in the Lazio region are characterized by low and irregular profits. This project was set up with the idea in mind that if the wood industry actors collaborated, they could all benefit from a more stable, integrated supply chain and increased profits for wood products. Furthermre, this cooperation increased the production of bio-energy and support the multy functional use of forests.
The general objective of the project is to improve the local forestry supply-chain. Specific objectives are: i) promoting cooperation between different actors and innovation; ii) producing renewable energy from biomass; iii) improving the economic viability of forestry holding; iii) introducing sustainable practices and preserving biodiversity; iv) promoting a common scheme for process certification; v) rationalizing management costs.
The main activities of the project were: setting up the partnership between the different actors in the area; developing a common scheme for process certification; purchase of new equipment, such as new silos, sawmills, chop saws, log sorters and trim saws; and organising training to raise awareness on forests value, the need to preserve biodiversity and to introduce sustainable forestry management practices.
Results & Benefits
A good level of integration between different actors of the supply chain is the main result of the project. Thanks to this project many forest holdings have diversified their forest production, starting in some cases also bio-energy production, and they have introduced more sustainable management practices, ensuring a better preservation of biodiversity and improving work safety. Contribution to climate change mitigation and increased competitiveness are expected results in the long term.
Cooperation between municipalities, foresters and the university was crucial to assess the needs for intervention. The network established among different actors along the supply chain helped to connect foresters with the market and allowed for commercialization. There is a need to accelerate administrative procedures for the selection and replacement of beneficiaries and make procedures more flexible.
Project location and other information
Communities in Province of Rome covering the areas of Romanian and Predestinian Castels, Sabatini and Simbruini mountains. Other Communities within the province of Viterbo and Latina. This integrated project was financed by other RDP measures than 124, namely measures 111, 121, 122 and 123.
Total project cost (€)
1 946 313
EAFRD contribution (€)
Private contribution (€)
1 074 898
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At a glance
Final beneficiary type
Forester, Producer groups, Public/local authorities, Other
> €500 000
Theme / Measure:
Competitiveness of Agriculture & Forestry
Restructuring, developing physical potential, and promoting innovation
124: Cooperation for development of new products, processes and technologies
Forest management, Reforestation, Biomass, Land use management, Wood product