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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

  • 10.05.

    Bioökonomie, Bioenergie und die Dynamik des Zuckerenergie-Sektors in Mato Grosso do Sul

    Kristina Lorenzen stellte am 10. Mai 2018 im Kolloquium "Bioö ...  more

  • 03.05.

    Der globalen Bioökonomie den Puls gefühlt

    Interview with Jan Börner about the research and aims of the STRIVE project (in german) Please read the ...  more

  • 06.04.

    Labor and living conditions of workers in the palm oil sector in the wake of the Malaysian Bioeconomy

    Janina Puder präsentierte am 06.04.2018 den Fors ...  more

Latest publications

  • Governance of the bioeconomy: A global comparative study of national bioeconomy strategies

    Dietz, T., Börner, J., Förster, J.J. and J. von Braun. 201 ...  more

  • Transparency and sustainability in global commodity supply chains

    Gardner, T. A., M. Benzie, J. Börner, E. Dawkins, S. Fick, R. Garrett, J. Godar, A. ...  more

  • More inter- and transdisciplinary research needed in Agroecology

    Biber-Freudenberger, L., Whitney, C., Beuchelt, T., Jaenicke, H., Kelboro, G., Schmitt ...  more

Latest events

  • 02.-03.07.

    13th Wageningen International Conference on Chain and Network Management in Ancona, Italy

    Natalie Laibach will present her research on the 13th WICaNeM ... more

  • 19.-22.06.

    EURAM Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland

    Natalie Laibach will be attending the Annual European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference on “Acceleratin ... more

  • 13.-15.06.

    21st Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis in Colombia

    Neus Escobar will be attending the 21st Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis on ... more