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Bioeconomy involves the use of biological resources, products, and principles in all economic sectors. Bioeconomic societal transformation is frequently proposed as a potential pathway to achieve sustainable development.

This webpage is maintained by social science oriented junior research groups supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the Program „Bioeconomy and Societal Change“. It aims at sharing research results and at informing about ongoing research activities and related events.

Latest news

  • 22.11.

    TRAFOBIT has involved in an international exchange with ANET-Lab and University College Dublin

    In October, a TRAFOBIT member Milad Abbasiharofteh spent ...  more

  • 06.11.

    TRANSECT Kick-off Workshop at HNE Eberswalde

    On October 21 and 22, 2019 the Kick-off Workshop of the junior research group TRANSECT took place at HNEE ...  more

  • 05.11.

    Blog post: „Contested Energy Territories in the Post-carbon Transitions: Considerations from Two Cases of Wind-energy Production in Mexico and Italy“

    Blog post by Rosa Lehmann and Samadhi Lipari (mehr …) ...  more

Latest publications

  • How Effective is Multiple Certification in Improving the Economic Conditions of Smallholder Farmers?

    Dietz, T., Chong, A.E., Grabs, J. and B. Kilian. 2 ...  more

  • Sugarcane Industry Expansion and Changing Land and Labor Relations in Brazil. The Case of Mato Grosso do Sul 2000–2016

    Lorenzen, Kristina. 2019. Suga ...  more

  • Agrarkraftstoffe

    Backhouse, M. 2019. Agrarkraftstoffe, in: Brunner, Jan; Dobelmann, Anna; Kirst, Sarah; Prause Louisa (Ed.): Wörterbuch Land- und Ress ...  more

Latest events

  • 18.02.

    DZHW colloquium on scientific collaboration in Berlin

    Milad Abbasiharofteh was invited to deliver a talk at the DZHW (German Centre for Higher Educatio ... more

  • 29.-31.01.

    5th Geography of Innovation (GeoInno) in Stavanger, Norway

    TRAFOBIT members Frans Hermans and Milad Abbasiharofteh co-organise a session with colleague ... more

  • 20.-23.01.

    TRAFOBIT contributing to NetSci-X Tokyo

    Milad Abbasiharofteh will present a poster ‘Driving forces of invention in European regions: a network approa ... more