Sustainable and circular bioeconomy for food systems transformation


Have you ever thought that lemon peel and almond shells could be blended and used in a bio-based material for the 3D printing of car parts, or that vegetable residues could be turned into alternative proteins? Is this a world we are moving into, a world which achieves sustainable wellbeing...
A lecture, after the ceremony, by Professor Joachim von Braun from Germany on the “Role of Policy, Innovation, Bio-economy and SDGs in Agri-Food System Transformation”, followed by a Q&A session.
What exactly is the Bioeconomy and what is the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) doing to promote its sustainable and circular implementation? Bioeconomy is generally understood as “the production, utilization and conservation of biological resources, including related knowledge, science, technology and innovation, to provide information, products, processes...
 Berlin – FAO Director General QU Dongyu and Professor Joachim von Braun, Director of the Center for Development Research (ZEF) and Chair of the German Bioeconomy Council, in a meeting today, emphasized the important role that scientific communities need to play in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Seaweed is a precious product for the 25 000 Zanzibari farmers that depend on it, 80 percent of whom are women. But climate change is causing a rise in temperatures, taking a toll on our oceans. Warmer waters represent a real threat to seaweed production, inhibiting its growth and making...