Sustainable and circular bioeconomy for food systems transformation


The assets add to growing list of FAO multilingual bioeconomy material Bioeconomy for sustainable food and agriculture is one of 20 programme priority areas in the FAO Strategic Framework 2022–31. But what is bioeconomy? And how can we explain the concept in an easy-to-understand way? To address these questions, FAO has developed...
FAO participates alongside environment ministries, development banks and other UN entities Bioeconomy was high on the agenda at the 11th Regional 3R and Circular Economy Forum in Asia and the Pacific, which took place in Cambodia on 8–10 February. The forum brought together high-level participants from Asia and the Pacific and...
On Friday, 16 December, FAO and the Government of Canada co-hosted an official CBD side event, entitled Achieving post-2020 targets through sustainable bioeconomy in agrifood systems. During the high-level opening, Ms Maria Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director-General, Ms Natasha Kim, Assistant Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and Mr Adrián Peña, Uruguay’s Minister of Environment, reflected...
Episode is part of new FAO series on nexus between climate change, biodiversity and nutrition Amid a busy autumn schedule including the publication of a new booklet and trips to the EU Bioeconomy Conference, COP 27, and an OECD sustainability forum, FAO’s bioeconomy team recently took time out to discuss the...
FAO brings agrifood systems perspective to session on bio-innovations On November 22–23, FAO’s bioeconomy team headed to Paris for the 2022 OECD Green Growth and Sustainable Development (GGSD) Forum. The trip followed hot on the heels of COP 27, where FAO led and participated in many bioeconomy-related side events and launched...