Cork oaks, holm oaks and oaks are predominant species in the Trás-os-Montes region. Thanks to them, we reduce our carbon footprint at 159M ton of CO2/year. However, 98% of the Portuguese forest is private and in Trás-os-Montes 72% is abandoned, being property fragmentation a limiting factor to its economic dynamics and planning. This forest produces the equivalent of 13.3M€/year of acorns, which rot in the ground. The incipience of the value chain encourages the waste of a resource of multi-sectoral industrial interest.
WebLand aims to create a digital marketplace for valuing acorns. The integration of stakeholders, interconnecting perspectives of production, processing capacity and market needs, allows to increase the cost and time efficiencies of over 30%. The results of the project will contribute to solving forest abandonment, with an impact on the sustainability and economic dynamics of Trás-os-Montes, fulfilling the objectives of the circular economy.
Funding: Fundação la Caixa, FCT
Type of project: PROMOVE piloto-inovador
Duration: 36 months
Start: 1st July 2022
Coordination LandraTech: Dr. Pedro Babo
Consortium: LandraTech, MORE Colab.