Natural resin sector faces critical moment, Agroportal

If changes are not made in the natural resin sector, it risks becoming residual in the near future. Professionals believe that this is the key moment to decide whether to make a serious commitment to the sector or continue as it is.

Professionals from the Natural Resin sector met this afternoon at a workshop of the RN21 Integrated Project, organised by CoLAB ForestWISE®, where concern was expressed for the future and various measures were pointed out to develop this area.

In the 1970s, Portugal became the world’s second largest exporter of resin. Since then, this activity has seen a drastic decline, and there are currently around 500 resin producers in the country, according to Marco Ribeiro, president of Resipinus – Associação de Distiladores e Exploradores de Resina, one of the consortium’s partners.

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