Sustainable and circular bioeconomy for food systems transformation


Uruguay's National Constitution recognizes the importance of environmental protection and many public policies related to sustainability have been developed in the last decades. The government is also committed to sustainable development and a green economy in pursuit of higher incomes, job creation, poverty reduction, equality, and the bioeconomy.

Currently, the Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries coordinates a multi-stakeholder working group made up of ministries, research institutes and universities who are drafting the national bioeconomy strategy and action plan.

The Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fishery expressed in his participation at the opening session of the Regional Conference the need to move forward on a “circular bioeconomy”.

FAO has been supporting Uruguay since 2018 implementing a participatory process for the development of the strategy. FAO has also been mapping the public policies and private initiatives that pave the way for the implementation of the bioeconomy strategy.