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Assessment and Valorization of Non-Wood Forest Products in Europe: A Quantitative Literature Review

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Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry, University of Florence, P.le delle Cascine 18, 50144 Florence, Italy
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Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry, University of Florence, via San Bonaventura 13, 50145 Florence, Italy
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National Institute of Agribusiness and Sustainability, P.le delle Cascine 18, 50144 Florence, Italy
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Academic Editors: Pietro Santamaria, Antonio Elia, Giulia Conversa and Massimiliano Renna
Sustainability 2021, 13(6), 3533; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063533
Received: 2 March 2021 / Revised: 18 March 2021 / Accepted: 19 March 2021 / Published: 22 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biodiversity 2021: Agriculture, Environment and Wellbeing)
This article presents a quantitative review of non-wood forest products (NWFPs) at the regional scale in Europe. A text mining approach was applied to titles, abstracts, and keywords extracted from articles in the Scopus database. Different investigations, such as concept mapping and specificity analyses of textual corpus, were performed. Our search yielded a massive number of NWFP-related papers. Specifically, research was distributed in different countries, being more prevalent in the Mediterranean and Scandinavian contexts. Several NWFPs were analyzed, with mushrooms, resin, cork, and other forest fruit being the most common ones. Local socioeconomic improvement was one of the major aspects investigated in scientific literature. The proposed methodology applies specific scripts that can be updated, and the output of the present research can be compared with that of the future works. For instance, interest trends of products and methods can be investigated, and gap analyses performed. Finally, the potential implications of this review for researchers and stakeholders are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: forest ecosystem services; literature review; big data; text mining; Europe forest ecosystem services; literature review; big data; text mining; Europe
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Sacchelli, S.; Borghi, C.; Fratini, R.; Bernetti, I. Assessment and Valorization of Non-Wood Forest Products in Europe: A Quantitative Literature Review. Sustainability 2021, 13, 3533. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063533

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Sacchelli S, Borghi C, Fratini R, Bernetti I. Assessment and Valorization of Non-Wood Forest Products in Europe: A Quantitative Literature Review. Sustainability. 2021; 13(6):3533. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063533

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Sacchelli, Sandro, Costanza Borghi, Roberto Fratini, and Iacopo Bernetti. 2021. "Assessment and Valorization of Non-Wood Forest Products in Europe: A Quantitative Literature Review" Sustainability 13, no. 6: 3533. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063533

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