LIFE MycoRestore seeks to utilize diverse mycological resources and forest management practices to add value to and aid in the biological resilience of forests in Spain, Italy, and Portugal, generating new sources of income and ensuring the stability of forest ecosystem services while addressing the effects of climate change.
Its main objectives are reinforcing:
- MycoForestry: Demonstrate sustainable mycological and forestry management practices for wildfire and drought-resistant forests.
- MycoEconomy: Promote green jobs for people at risk of social exclusion by training them to replace traditionally low-value biomass production with high skilled work: processing wood and producing innovative high value mushrooms. Demonstrate a circular economy approach to mycelium and mushroom production supply chains, stimulating rural economies.
- MycoControl: Provide proof of concept on the use of natural myco-control products and native fungal species for reduced pest/pathogen presence in forests.
Ejecución: 1st July 2018 – 30th June 2023
Budget: 3,045,717 €
LIFE funding: 1,575,135 €