The Emerging Bioeconomy – Opportunities and Challenges

IIEA2nd March 20161min
Joachim von Braun will review the evolving role of bioeconomy and its implications for sustainable agricultural policy.

  About the Speech:    In this address, Joachim von Braun will review the evolving role of bioeconomy and its implications for sustainable agricultural policy. Bioeconomy is the knowledge-based production and utilisation of biological resources and innovative biological processes in order to sustainably provide goods and services across all economic sectors. Prof. von Braun will provide an overview of the supply and demand side aspects, the role of the corporate sector, and consider linkages to food markets and food security. He will then chart the way forward for the bioeconomy with regard to science and technology policy and international cooperation.   This event is part of the IIEA/RDS Leadership Forum on Climate-Smart Agriculture.
About the Speaker:   Joachim von Braun is Director of the Centre for Development Research and Professor for Economic and Technological Change at the University of Bonn. Previously, he was Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and President of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE). Prof. von Braun is Chair of the Bioeconomy Council of the German Federal Government and a member of Pontifical Academy of Sciences of the Vatican.