Bioeconomy

Bush encroachment has negative effects on ecosystem services and reduces agricultural productivity. However, the bush biomass can be used for economic gain. In Namibia, farmers, entrepreneurs and technology companies are…

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Bioeconomy

Bionics, biotechnology and renewable resources – opportunities and challenges were discussed at the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

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Bioeconomy

The first pan-African expert network on food and non-food biomass has been launched by Germany’s Center for Development Research (ZEF) and the Ghana-based Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA).

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Bioeconomy

The shift to biomass-based economies can become a threat to global food security. The publication shows how the human right to adequate food can be ensured in local biomass production and in certification systems in food…

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Bioeconomy

Economic growth coupled with environmental sustainability – that is the promise of the biobased economy. This article outlines the potential of this approach, the possible risks and the steps that must be taken if this…

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Bioeconomy

Over the last two years, numerous countries have begun to develop more or less comprehensive bioeconomy strategies. The following article looks at the differences between the various concepts and, in particular, the role…

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Bioeconomy

Sustainable bioeconomic production means that biomass is processed, refined and transformed directly where it grows. At the same time, one of the main objectives of the bioeconomy is to tackle global challenges.…

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Bioeconomy

The rising demand for biomass is transforming agriculture from a food to a complex biomass-supplying and -processing sector, which the countries of the South could benefit from. New prospects could arise for them to go…

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Bioeconomy

Bioeconomy strategies can contribute to poverty reduction – provided that they are circumspectly designed. Binding regulations are needed guaranteeing that the human right to adequate food is not threatened.…

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Bioeconomy

How does industry view the future of the bioeconomy? An assessment by Dr Marcel Wubbolts, Chief Technology Officer of the Dutch-based multinational company Royal DSM.

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