The concept of bioeconomy in the world emerged at the beginning of the 21st century, within the framework of the research policy of the European Commission. On this basis, many countries have developed bioeconomy strategies with the aim of promoting the economic development of the countries, based on the generation and application of knowledge for the sustainable use of natural resources, particularly biological resources, promoting endogenous development linked to territory in which those resources are generated.
All the 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 the 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, of agricultural, fishing, forestry or biodiversity 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
- 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