Training package for a certified training course for smallholders and other non professional forest owners:
The project will develop a training package for a certified training course targeted at smallholders and other non professional forest owners and managers. The course will use all materials and toolkits developed within the Project. The objective is to provide forestry technicians and forest entities a ready-to-use course package, so that they can spread the FOREST-IN concept and replicate the training and raise awareness in their areas of influence. The main concept is that forest is an aggregation being that, when correctly managed, largely allows achieving all components of sustainability (environmental, social and economical), providing all sorts of benefits for all. It is important to underpin to non professional forest owners and smallholders that there are multiple forestry solutions that can promote biodiversity and simultaneously provide income, besides the industrial exotic forestry model that is currently dominant. The course will also demonstrate the advantages of managing certified forests, both in terms of environment and of income.