Description of the phases
1. Socio-economic analysis:
Surveys to all the agents involved: collectors, intermediaries,
packers, hostelry. The aim is to obtain accurate information
on the functioning and understanding of the resource and of
its socio-economic dynamic. Sociological studies prior to
the start of actions such as this have been carried out in
very few forest projects.
2. Inventory of producing forest
areas: To be carried out by specialist technicians with
the help of contracted collectors. It will be carried out
from the base of the Navarra digitised forest map, enriched
with additional information on ecological, silvicultural,
micological and dasometric parameters.
3. Monitoring of production:
Monitoring of the harvest and collection via experimental
and statistical methods and plot monitoring.
4. Ecological characterisation
of the main fungus species and their producing ecosystems:
Determination of the ecological parameters using dasometric
and statistical techniques and plot analysis. Definition of
the ecological parameters: precipitation, temperature, altitude,
orientation, slopes, arboreal density, tree ages, coverage
percentage, presence and abundance of understorey.
5. Thematic cartography:
Creation of cartography to show productivity by species in
the territory of Valdorba, which will serve later as a management
and analysis tool.
6. Sustainable management tools:
Creation of a sustainable management manual, setting up and
carrying out of technical plans and general planning in the
producing areas, silvicultural activities in the producing
7. Sustainable management models:
This involves the setting up and carrying out of activities
on the mountain areas which are owned by local bodies, respecting
at all times the principles of multifunctionality and sustainability.
The encouragement of sustainable models will bring with it
an increase in income for the rural nuclei in the collection
areas and a better valuation and integration of the human
population with the environment.
8. Lines of action on encouraging
the sector: Establish the bases for actions to improve
end ensure the system: ecological certification, dissemination,
local regulation and grants and promotion of "mycotoursim".