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What is the bioeconomy?

The bioeconomy is a new techno-economic paradigm of production and consumption. The distinctive element of the bioeconomy as a policy framework and a development approach is the fact that biological resources are its material and energy base.

Why should LAC focus on the bioeconomy?

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In June 2008, the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) established the GBEP Task Force on Sustainability to promote sustainable production and use of bioenergy.

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“In order to produce food in a sustainable way for an additional 2 billion people by 2050, a business-as-usual approach will not be sufficient.

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The project aims to develop sustainable bioeconomy guidelines to assists countries and bioeconomy operators in developing and implementing national and regional sustainable bioeconomy strategies, policies and programmes.

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Based on information provided by 91 countries and 27 international organizations, analysis of global literature and datasets, and contributions from over 175 authors and reviewers, The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture assesses biodiversity for food and agriculture and its management worldwide.

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Celebrating inspiring success stories of innovation and innovators in sustainable agriculture

FAO and the Government of Switzerland are calling on individuals, private companies or institutions to submit a nomination for one of the following categories before 28 February 2019.