Natural resin sector faces key moment

If changes are not made in the natural resin sector, it may become residual soon. 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 resin exporter. 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 – Association of Resin Distillers and Exploiters, one of the partners in this consortium.