Sustainable and circular bioeconomy for food systems transformation

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24/06/2022
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What does microbiome mean and what is it about microbiomes that make them so important? The term microbiome refers to an assemblage of microorganisms that live and interact together in a defined environment. Examples of a microbiome include the networks of soil microorganisms that determine the fertility status of a soil...
22/06/2022
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Namibia validates her National Bioeconomy Strategy for the period 2023 – 2028 as it gears towards innovation, conservation, and the sustainable utilization of its biological resources. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the National Commission for Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) recently hosted the...
17/06/2022
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Global crises, in particular the ongoing conflict in Ukraine are provoking a disruption in food supplies, a rise in energy prices, and reduced access to fertilizers. Those disproportionately impacted by climate change, rising, COVID-19, and major conflicts are among the most vulnerable. A circular bioeconomy can bring innovative solutions and is becoming a key element...
03/06/2022
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Did you know that Sunday 5 June is World Environment Day? This year’s World Environment Day marks the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which was founded at the landmark 1972 Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, co-organized by FAO. FAO is also a key partner in...
02/06/2022
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(This article was first published on the FAO Science, Technology and Innovation website.) The world’s agrifood systems are currently facing several serious challenges. These include climate change, environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, conflict, and high levels of social inequity. The challenges largely result from economic systems that have failed to fully recognize and...
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