Seed fund
USD 30.000
Counterpart Amount:
USD 39.000
Execution time
12 Months
Total Amount:
USD 69.000
Participating countries:
Peru Peru Spain Spain Chile Chile
Funding source:
FONTAGRO Amount 43% Other agencies 0% Counterpart Amount 57%

Executive Summary

The concept of bioeconomy emerged at the beginning of the 21st century, within the framework of the research policy of the European Commission. Since then, many countries have developed bioeconomy strategies with the aim of promoting their economic development, based on the generation and application of knowledge for the sustainable use of natural resources, particularly biological resources, promoting endogenous development linked to the territory in which those resources are generated.

All countries of the region have their programs, plans or strategies to promote the use of biological resources in the development of their rural communities through the agri-food sector, generating specific value chains. In some cases, progress has already been made in bioeconomy through the recovery of waste or even through policies. Each country has the opportunity to develop its own bioeconomy strategy, directing knowledge and innovation towards the sustainable use of these resources, be they agricultural, fishing, forestry or biodiversity in origin, promoting the local economy, rural development and creation of value chains.

The development of a bioeconomy platform within FONTAGRO is proposed as an opportunity to create a forum in which participating institutions can share strategies, actions, measures, experiences, projects, success stories and failures, for the generation of knowledge, promotion of innovation and business development, under the common framework of the sustainable use of biological resources for the economic development of rural environments.

The technological solution

A regional platform between institutions in Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain, that promotes the cooperation of research and innovation activities in bioeconomy issues for family farming, and identify opportunities for the development of the bioeconomy in family farming.


Proceedings of the Workshop


  • 14 organizations from Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain participating in the platform.
  • Government institutions of the participating countries.

Sustainable Development Goals

Affordable and clean energy Decent work and economic growth Responsible consumption and production Partnerships for the goals

Main donors

Participating Organizations

  • Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA) - Perú
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA) - España
  • Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA) - Chile

Graphics and data

Financing by country (in USD)
FONTAGRO Amount Other agencies Counterpart Amount

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With the support of
Fondo Coreano de Alianza para el Conocimiento en Tecnología e Innovación (KPK)