Ex Director General  José Graziano da Silva

Innovation, people key to creating a sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy can aid in efforts to tackle global problems such as hunger, poverty, and climate change - if done right. According to FAO Deputy Director-General Climate and Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo, a sustainable bioeconomy "is foremost about nature and the people who take care of and produce biomass." This means family farmers, forest people and fishers, who are also "holders of important knowledge on how to manage natural resources in a sustainable way."