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WP 9 - Products

Products (month):

1. Preparation and running of internal management and coordination procedures (1-60).

 Achieved and ongoing

 

2. Progress reports to the commission (month 18, 36, 54, 60).

Project periodic reports have been submitted to the commission accordingly

Deliverables

 

3. Financial reports to the commission (month 18, 36, 54, 60).

Project fiancial reports have been submitted to the commission accordingly

Deliverables

 

4. Organization of four planning, coordination and evaluation and work-shops (3, 15, 30, 50).

Six project workshops have been planned, held and evaluated

Workshops

 

5. Coordination of events targeting Ph.D.-students (6-54).

a. WP9 made sure that project students participated in the various meetings organized by PALMS such as the symposia held in connection with the Steering Committee meeting in Lima (2009), Villa Tunari (2010), Leticia (2011), Mindo (2012), Tingo María (2013).

b. The coordination has seen that as many as possible of the projects students would have extended stays at institutions other than their own. Camara (Madrid) has visited Aarhus during six months; Paniagua (La Paz) has spent over one year in Madrid and one month in Aarhus. María Jose Sanín (Bogota) has spent several months at both Montpellier and Aarhus. Wolf Eiserhardt (Aarhus) spent three months in Montpelier. Several other students exchanges have occurred.

WP 8 - Products

Products (month):

1. Home-page set up (3) and continuously updated (4-48) and continuation of updating after evaluation (60).

http://www.fp7-palms.org/

This webpage is continuously updated and has available all material that the project has published, as well as the reports of all meetings that has been organized along these five years.

2. Materials, decision- management tools for administrative-political levels (12-48), and continuation of after evaluation (60).

Decision makers were invited to all workshops and meetings that were part of the project and instead of materials, there was intensified with them the opportunity to network, exchange ideas and proposals including approach as a palm conservation and management program. For instance, the project PALMS has been presented to two governmental agencies in Bolivia, namely the ministry of environment and the viceministry of science & technology. All materials published by the project were delivered to authorities. Protocoles (edited by Moraes & Balslev 2010) were considered to be a tool for measuring sustainable use and management of palms by the director of biodiversity (Aldo Claure, pers. comm. 2011). Therefore, administrative-political levels were involved also in discussions of the project, namely workshops and seminars called by the project about different topics, such as policy and communication and the participation of advisory committees in each country.

In order to spread findings and results of the project, the viceministry of science & technology invited to have the PALMS project announced at the webpage of the ministry of education in Bolivia. Also this governmental agency invited UMSA to be the national contact point on environment for the European Commission since 2010.

 

3. Materials for field technicians, educators, and interested individuals (13-48), and continuation after evaluation (60).

Several booklets and books were published in order to show focal palm species, advances and recommendations that the PALMS project has produced under its working packages. Material returned to communities with which we have worked and where the participants were co-authors, especially under the WP3. Also were published those booklets that show adequate harvest systems allowing a sustainable management of certain palm species (WP5). Also propaganda and calendars were distributed along with PALMS information in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia.

 

4. Information to the public about palms and natural resource management (13-48), and continuation after evaluation (60).

Several booklets and books were published in order to show focal palm species, advances and recommendations that the PALMS project has produced under its working packages. Material returned to communities with which we have worked and where the participants were co-authors, especially under the WP3. Also were published those booklets that show adequate harvest systems allowing a sustainable management of certain palm species (WP5). Also propaganda and calendars were distributed along with PALMS information in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia.

5. Major book and video about project results and the use

Several videos that show management, harvest, commerce and conservation of palms were edited to spread experiences and to communicate about working packages of the project. This audiovisual material was part of both institutional presentations as well as for the project as a whole. Two books include project results, such as Valencia et al. (2013) and Bernal & Galeano (in press) which have had press reports and announcements to divulgate them.

WP 5 - Products

Products (month):

1. WP 5 - Review of existing information about palm management systems; as review (to WP 6) and summary version submitted to an international journal (12).

2. WP 5 - Standardized research protocol for study of palm management systems to be published as report and on the projects website (12).

3. WP 5 - Reports on case studies of palm management; technical- and thesis reports (36).

4. WP 5 - Summarize recommendations and define indicators of sustainability (48).

5. WP 5 - Promote (through other local actors) a more sustainable resource management in project areas and appraise efforts (48), and continue until final evaluation (60).

WP 7 - Products

Products (month):

1. WP 7 - Report on existing information regarding palm use, trade and management (18).

2. WP 7 - Information integrated in data-base about palms and their uses and management (24).

3. WP 7 - EDIT portal functioning with palm data including previous “grey” information (30).

4. WP 7 - EDIT portal continuously updated with project results and other relevant data (48), and continuation of updating after evaluation (60).

WP 4 - Products

Products (month):

1. WP 4 - Literature based review on trade of palms products in north-western South America submitted to international journal (12).

2. WP 4 - Standardized research protocol for study of palm trade, report to be published on the internet (18).

3. WP 4 - Case studies of commercial extraction and sale of palm products; technical reports, thesis works, etc. (36)

4. WP 4 - Review about experiences with marketing and sale of palm products; technical report and summarized for an international journal (42).

5. WP 4 - Estimation of future trade and its consequences; technical report (48) and international journal (60).

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