Sustainable and circular bioeconomy for food systems transformation

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21/10/2022
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Gilles Martin and Hervé Levite sit down to talk to the FAO Bioeconomy team about FAO's Green Cities Initiative and how sustainable bioeconomy applications can help to transform urban agrifood systems. Why is FAO interested in cities? Our world is becoming increasingly urbanized, a phenomenon that is particularly evident in Sub-Saharan Africa, and to...
07/10/2022
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On October 6–7, FAO joined partners online and in Brussels for the high-level conference on The Bioeconomy - Enabling the European Green Deal in Challenging Times. The conference marked ten years of the European Union’s Bioeconomy Strategy and was an excellent opportunity for delegates to discuss the strategy’s progress and...
19/09/2022
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The manager of a women’s cooperative in Namibia that harvests and processes the nuts of the marula tree has been chosen as an FAO Food Hero for World Food Day 2022. Martha Negumbo, of the Eudafano Women’s Cooperative (EWC), stressed the importance of the work that the EWC does in...
31/08/2022
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Strong evidence of links between crop production and the soil microbiome and impacts on climate, environment and human health There are few sectors within the bioeconomy that are more exciting than microbiome science, technology and innovation (STI). Microbiomes – assemblages of bacteria, fungi, algae, viruses and other microbes that live and...
29/06/2022
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Through the German Ministry for Food and Agriculture-supported Towards Sustainable Bioeconomy Guidelines project, FAO helps countries in the development of sustainable and circular bioeconomy strategies and programmes. The project’s contribution includes a set of Aspirational Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Bioeconomy, as well as guiding tools to support decision-makers on:...
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