Sustainable and circular bioeconomy for food systems transformation

Publications

2019
The main objective of this report is to review existing approaches for monitoring and evaluation in order to identify already available indicators, from which the authors compiled two comprehensive lists: indicators at the territorial level, including bioeconomy-relevant SDG indicators; indicators at the product/value chain level, including indicators used for standards, certificates and labels. To conclude, the authors propose a possible way forward to help countries and practitioners in their monitoring and evaluation efforts: a stepwise approach to select indicators for monitoring and evaluating the sustainability of the bioeconomy.

2019
En este informe 2019-2020, la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) y el Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA) plantean un enfoque intersectorial de “doble vía”, que, en primer lugar, llame al reconocimiento de que no es posible superar la pobreza ni combatir el hambre, la malnutrición y el cambio climático, si las sociedades y los actores políticos de ALC no plantean lo rural como motor del desarrollo económico, social y ambiental en los países y, en segundo lugar, invite a considerar la agricultura y sus actividades relacionadas como indispensables para desarrollar otras actividades económicas complementarias que promuevan el desarrollo sostenible de los territorios rurales.

2019
Almost fifty countries have placed the promotion of the bioeconomy on their political agendas. However, bioeconomy activities are not necessarily sustainable, and sustainability issues are not often considered in the implementation of the bioeconomy.

2018
This success story relates to the use of agricultural innovation to address four key challenges : climate change; sustainable natural resource management; food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition; and job creation, with a focus on youth. It is part of a booklet prepared by FAO’s Office for Corporate Communication, with support from the Secretariat of the International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, held at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Headquarters in Rome, 21-23 November 2018, and the Innovation Fair presenters. It was a unique space to explore key questions and issues of agricultural innovation around the world.

2016
This overview is the first output of the first phase of this sustainable bioeconomy guidelines programme. The overview concerns twenty bioeconomy strategies, at international, national and sub-national levels. It analyses how these strategies have addressed sustainability issues. The report also provides a brief discussion on approaches used to develop bioeconomy strategies. Finally, it also discusses 10 action plans related to some of the bioeconomy strategies.

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