What was the challenge/ problem addressed? 

In Spain we find ourselves with a serious delay in the capacity of the different agents of the forestry sector to apply and internalize innovations, if not even good practices that have been technically accepted for a long time. 

How did you solve the problem? 

To face this challenge, what we have called a Networked Forest Management Support System is being designed in the form of a: “Service”, functioning under an autonomous approach. 

What are the success factors in solving the problem? 

1- Massive participation

2- Public bodies involvement and participation

3- Wide media coverage actions

4 Synergies build up

5.- Multi-parties involvement 

Unexpected fails, if any.

1- Lack of involvement from public bodies in so many scenarios. This happened to be a handicap as it undermine daily teams work. 

Lessons learned 

1- Special care must be taken on public involvement as they can improve and reinforce results in so many ways.

2 Sociological support was lacking and rural communities required an specialised support due to their reluctantness and distrust to new methods or proposals. 

What role does the advisor or advisory service play within the practical case? 

In our case, in which we have wanted to design an innovative, autonomous, self-governing and self-financed advisory service, the role of the technical advisors rests in the core of the project. 

Can your approach be transferred and/or adapted for other innovation challenges and regions? 


Estimated transferability on a scale from 1 to 5
(where 1 is easy and 5 very difficult) 


For sharing the experience on the good practice, please contact Jesús Martínez Ben (jesus.martinez@fmc-galicia.com)