Policy Seminar

Bioeconomy – the new transformation of agriculture, food, and bio-based industries – implications for emerging economies

Oct 24, 2017 - 12:15 pm to 01:15 pm EDT
IFPRI Policy Seminar : Bioeconomy



  • Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director of Communications and Public Affairs , and Chief of Staff in the Director General's Office, IFPRI

Bioeconomy is the knowledge-based production and utilization of biological resources, innovative biological processes and principles to sustainably provide goods and services across all economic sectors. It employs biomimicry, and utilizes biosciences to transform established economic sectors, such as chemical industries, pharmaceuticals, food, and construction industries into sustainable ones. The bioeconomy has been rapidly expanding during the past ten years, driven by increased prices of natural resources, by new technological opportunities, and by changed consumer preferences.

The lecture will address these transformative developments and what they imply for emerging economies.