Empirical research on the impacts and effectiveness of incentives is scarce and even where it exists, it is often impossible to clearly identify a direct relationship between incentives offered and the behavioral response by small and large-scale forest owners. Such research would work towards identifying the best form of incentives to support wood mobilisation and would need to take the different regional/national situation into account.
Research on the impact of more indirect incentives e.g. extension services would be useful.
Research needs from practice.
Real effect and efficiency of current incentives along Europe.