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Education on NWFPs


Brief description of the instrument and its modus operandi

At University of Belgrade-Faculty of Forestry, there are two subjects on NWFPs:

  1. Compulsory subject “Use of non-wood forest products”, at 3rd year of Bachelor studies (Department for Forestry);
  2. Optional subject "Collection and processing of non-wood forest products", at the 1st year of Master studies (Department for Forestry, module “Utilization of forest and hunting resources“).

Which problem the instrument is supposed to solve?

Need for education of forestry students, future forest engineers about the importance of NWFPs

Purpose or main objective / overall goal of the instrument?

To provide necessary theoretical knowledge and practical expertise about the topic on NWFPs

Which laws and regulations support the implement of this instrument?


The initiator/promoter of the instrument?

University of Belgrade-Faculty of Forestry

Which organizations are involved in the operationalization of the instrument?

University of Belgrade-Faculty of Forestry

What roles do these organisation play in each of them?

NWFP utilization is compulsory subject at 3rd year of Bachelor studies (Department for Forestry), and optional subject at 1st year of MSc studies

How the monitoring is ensured?


How the compliance is ensured?


How is the overall performance of the instrument?

Forestry students, future forest engineers are educated about the importance, use and collection methods of NWFPs

Brief description of the context for the emergence of the instrument

In the context of global change of requests related to forests and different evidences that forests provide more products than just wood, there was need for better education of forestry students and engineers.

Have any of the items mentioned above changed since the instrument entered into force?



Forest engineers are better educated in this field

Is there any qualitative or quantitative study of the impacts of the instrument?


Full reference
Use of non-wood forest products

Year 2010
Policy area Forestry
Affected activity Innovation/R&D
Affected actors
Products Mushrooms/truffles, Berries, Herbs/plants, Resin, Bark/cork, Foliage, Honey and Bee products, Other NWFP
Subject NWFP
Promoter/initiator Public
Zone South East Europe
Countries Serbia
Regions (NUTS 2) Šumadija and Western Serbia
Focus on NWFP Direct
Document category
Instrument type Information
Legal status Non-binding
Geographical scope National
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