About us

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

  • 02.12.

    Food for Justice Working Papers Series

    The Food for Justice Working Papers Series has relaunched. Its aim is to share new work and knowledge on the que ...  more

  • 31.03.

    New Publication „Towards a Participatory Systems Approach“

    Managing complex bioeconomy interventions in the agrarian sector Calls for a ...  more

  • 14.03.

    Five New Working Papers

    The first 5 working papers of the research group Food for Justice: Power, Politics and Food Inequalities in a Bioeconomy are ou ...  more

Latest publications

  • Working Paper 7: Food and urban politics in Belo Horizonte

    Goez, Nicolas 2023. “Food and urban politics in Belo Horizonte: agroecology, activist coal ...  more

  • Working Paper 8: The impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic at the Slow Food Movement

    Kalix Garcia, Thalita. 2023. The impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic at the ...  more

  • Will Brazil’s push for low-carbon biofuels contribute to achieving the SDGs? A systematic expert-based assessment

    Martinelli, F.S., Biber-Freudenberg ...  more

Latest events

  • 02.-04.02.

    International Conference: „Climate Change and Social Sciences – What’s going on? What’s to be done?“

    Climate change has ...

  • 15.10.

    Talk: “Welche Natur wird hier (nicht) sichtbar? Überlegungen im Anschluss an die Marxsche Kritik der politischen Ökonomie”

    Miriam Boyer will give ... more

  • 19.05.
    18:00 - 20:00

    Desiring Energy: Toxic Fantasies of Fuel, Freedom, and Work

    Keynote and Discussion with Cara Daggett (Virginia Tech) Zoom webinar ...