The transition to a bioeconomy is a potential game changer that may have a large impact on food and nutrition security, as well as on the ways in which agrifood systems are designed and operated. With breakthroughs in biotechnologies and a shift from fossil to renewable resources, the bioeconomy holds the potential to contribute to the sustainable development of agriculture and the countryside. At the same time, such game changing technologies and trends raise questions about the creation and evaluation of new markets and value chains, direct and indirect ecological effects at different scales and the effects of social inclusions and exclusion. Given that the bioeconomy is a relatively new field, there is significant demand for economic and interdisciplinary research to understand the potential of agricultural food systems in the transition to a bioeconomy.
The IAMO Forum 2021 will address the following topic areas:
Land and labor market effects of bio-based products
Land use effects of biomass production
Trade-offs between sustainable development goals in the bioeconomy
To own, to share or to cooperate? – social innovations in agrifood systems
Governance instruments and institutions of the bioeconomy
Bioclusters and regionalized value chains
The role of innovation policy in regional economic development
Registration for the conference is open until 3rd June 2021 via www.conftool.org/iamo2021.
Participation in the IAMO Forum 2021 is free of charge due to reorganization of the Forum into an online format.