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Treasures from the Northern Nature (KO 5100)
Funded by Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020

Objective of the project

The main objective of Treasures from the Northern Nature (TreNat) project is to widen cooperation between SMEs, educational and research institutions as well as consulting organizations working in the field of natural sustainable resources. Such cooperation will increase general awereness and interest towards Non-Timber Forest Products, their use by stakeholders and businesses. The project will also drow attention to cultural and health aspects of NTFPs in the region. This will improve networking of NTFP stakeholders and create new networks for planning and preparation of further joint activities across borders.

Main activities

The project arranged workshops, made promotion materials and arranged promotion, to show the value of natural products and present the branch.


Treasures of the Northern Nature was a micro project which completed the standard project Agroforestry in Barents Region. TreNat pruduced a video promoting the potential of agroforestry in Kolarctic region. The project arranged workshops and round table discussions to interest groups having to do with agroforestry and with refining and promoting natural products.

Basic information




1970-01-01 - 2021-12-31

Total Budget / Programme funding

79 837 € / 59 853 €

Lead partner

Lapland University of Applied Sciences
Lead partner web-site


Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)
Northern Arctic Federal University