29 julio, 2020
Behind Forest Products, there are millions of families who, for generations, have utilized these resources to bring them closer to us, thereby contributing to the preservation of forest ecosystems.
Every day, sometimes without even realizing it, we are surrounded by resources that forests offer us—from the clothes we wear, our food, means of transportation, to a variety of medicines. We depend on these ecosystems for our daily lives.
Today, due to the health crisis we are facing, it is necessary to highlight the work of forest- related businesses, as for this sector, forests represent their only source of income.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), approximately 14 million people worldwide work and directly depend on forests. Additionally, it is estimated that another 350 million derive additional income from these territories.
Productive Activities in Forests
- Beekeeping: This activity involves the breeding, care, and conservation of bees, with the aim of obtaining honey, pollen, royal jelly, and propolis produced by bees. Besides the variety of products obtained from this activity—many with medicinal properties—and its significant socioeconomic relevance, beekeeping is crucial for environmental balance. Bees, by obtaining food from flowers, promote their reproduction and contribute to the restoration of the ecosystem.
- Resin Extraction: Pine resin is an organic secretion primarily produced by coniferous trees and is valued for its chemical properties in the production of medicines, varnishes, adhesives, and food These resins form the basis of numerous mixtures and compounds used in a variety of products we encounter daily. A notable example is natural disinfectants, as well as cleaning materials, biological controls, and pest deterrents. Resin is an irreplaceable raw material in many industrial processes. Without the resin obtained from trees, we wouldn’t have paper, ink for books, adhesives, paint, and perhaps our modes of transportation would be different, as we would lose many derivatives of rubber used to make tires and insulating materials. New uses for pine resin continue to be discovered every day, continuously increasing its value.
These are just a few examples of the importance of forests in our daily lives, and now more than ever, we have the opportunity to continue supporting this sector. So, if you have the chance, purchase forest products.
- https://www.gob.mx/inaes/articulos/historia-e-importancia-de-la- apicultura?idiom=es
- https://www.educativo.net/articulos/importancia-y-beneficios-de-la-apicultura- html