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Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

Research • Educate • Connect
Towards a sustainable bioeconomy
SEED FUND 3.0 - Project FABIOS

Farmers’ Associations in a Bioeconomy-related Innovation System

Summary

Although farmers’ associations (FA) play an important role in agricultural knowledge and innovation systems (AKIS), this has hardly been explored in the context of the bioeconomy. The inter- and transdisciplinary project FABIOS investigates to what extent FA in NRW and Argentina have taken up and implemented the concept of a sustainable bioeconomy, how they do this within existing innovation systems, and how these systems could be adapted to ensure sustainable innovations that are also socially accepted. In a participatory approach, important agricultural organizations in NRW and Argentina as well as players from the bio-industrial and R&D sectors will be involved to identify potential innovations that can contribute to the development of a sustainable bioeconomy.

SEED FUND 3.0 Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Jan Börner
ILR Economics of Sustainable Land Use and Bioeconomy
University of Bonn
email: j.borner[at]uni-bonn.de

 

Partners

Prof. Dr. Jan Börner, ILR – Economics of Sustainable Land Use and Bioeconomy, University of Bonn
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schurr, IBG-2 – Plant Sciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich

 

Funding period

01.01.2024 - 31.12.2025

 

Funding

FABIOS is part of the NRW-Strategieprojekt BioSC and thus funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia.