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Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies : The bioscience revolution in Europe and Africa

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The growing global demand for food, feed and bio-based renewable material is changing the conditions for agricultural production worldwide. At the same time, revolutionary achievements in the field of biosciences are contributing to a transition whereby bio-based alternatives for energy and materials are becoming more competitive.





Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies explores the prospects for biosciences and how its innovation has the potential to help countries in the North (Europe) and the South (Africa) to move towards resource efficient agriculture and sustainable bioeconomies. Throughout the book, the situations of Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa will be compared and contrasted, and opportunities for mutual learning and collaboration are explored. The chapters have been written by high profile authors and deal with a wide range of issues affecting the development of bioeconomies on both continents. This book compares and contrasts the situations of these two regions as they endeavour to develop knowledge based bioeconomies.





This volume is suitable for those who are interested in ecological economics, development economics and environmental economics. It also provides action plans assisting policy-makers in both areas to support the transition to knowledge based and sustainable bioeconomies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 276 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 19.05mm | 544g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 12 Line drawings, black and white; 13 Tables, black and white; 12 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138818534
  • 9781138818538

Table of contents

Section 1. Introduction: Why this book?


Foreword.


Joachim von Braun, Chair of the German Government's Bioeconomy Council.


Chapter 1. Background and overview of the book,


E Jane Morris, University of Leeds, UK


Ivar Virgin, Stockholm Environment Institute


Chapter 2. Benefits and challenges of a new knowledge based bioeconomy


Ivar Virgin, Matthew Fielding, Melinda Fones Sundell, Holger Hoff and Jakob Granit Stockholm Environment Institute.


Chapter 3. The gene revolution: What can and can't be done with modern biosciences?


E. Jane Morris, University of Leeds, UK.


Section 2-Towards sustainable food security


Chapter 4. The European Perspective. The case for a highly productive and innovative agriculture in Europe


Harald von Witzke, Humboldt University of Berlin


Steffen Noleppa, Humboldt Forum for Food and Agriculture


Chapter 5. The African Perspective. New biosciences making African agriculture more productive and resilient


Jennifer A. Thomson, University of Cape Town, South Africa


Chapter 6. Europe and Africa: Addressing the food security challenges


Philipp Aerni, Isabelle Schluep Campo, University of Zurich


Ruth K. Oniang'o, African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development


Section 3- Towards resource efficient economies Broadening the base of agriculture.


Chapter 7. The European Perspective. Potential of crop biosciences to support resource-use efficiency, climate change mitigation and adaptation in European agriculture


Olle Olsson1, Torbjoern Fagerstroem2, Jens Sundstroem2, Thomas Katterer2 and Ivar Virgin1. 1Stockholm Environment Institute. 2Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.


Chapter 8. The European Perspective. A renewable resource base for the European Chemical industry: Getting to a European bioeconomy.


Sten Stymne, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences


Chapter 9. The African Perspective. Using the new biosciences to support the African development agenda


E Jane Morris, University of Leeds, UK


Corinda Erasmus, STEPS Science Training, South Africa


Martha M O'Kennedy, CSIR, South Africa


Chapter 10. The African Perspective. Developing an African bio-resource based industry: the case for Cassava


Yona Baguma, Ephraim Nuwamanya, NARO, Uganda


Chrissie Rey, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa


Chapter 11. Europe and Africa: Biofuels for sustainable energy and mobility in the EU and Africa


Francis X. Johnson, SEI and Yacob Mulugetta, University College London


Section 4. Broadening the bioscience innovation agenda


Chapter 12. The potential of biosciences for agricultural improvement in Africa and Europe: looking forward to 2050


Denis J Murphy, University of South Wales, UK


Chapter 13. The Need for International Bioscience Collaboration and a Shared Agenda


John Komen, bioscience policy advisor, The Netherlands


Julius Ecuru, Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, Uganda


Chapter 14. The social and economic challenges for a bioeconomy





Richard Smart, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany


Justus Wesseler, Wageningen University, The Netherlands


Chapter 15. Two decades of European-African bioscience collaboration. From Bio-EARN to Bio-Innovate


Ivar Virgin, SEI and Allan Liavoga, ILRI BioInnovate coordinator.


Section 5. Transitions to a modern bioeconomy: Analysis of policies


Chapter 16. European strategies and policies getting towards a bioeconomy


Dirk Carrez, Clever Consult, Belgium.


Chapter 17. Getting towards an African bioeconomy


Julius Ecuru, , Uganda National Council for Science and Technology


Chapter 18. Intellectual Property challenges for a bioeconomy.


Rosemary Wolson, CSIR, South Africa


Chapter 19. Europe and Africa: How European policies influence bioscience adoption in Africa


John Komen, Bioscience policy advisor, The Netherlands


Section 6. Way forward-progressing towards European and African bioeconomies


Chapter 20. Conclusions and key messages


Ivar Virgin, Stockholm Environment Institute


E Jane Morris, University of Leeds, UK
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About E. Jane Morris

Ivar Virgin is a researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden. For the past 20 years at SEI he has done extensive research, managed numerous projects and published extensively in the field of bioscience innovation. A focus of his work has been capacity building and institutional building in third world countries, particularly Africa.





E. Jane Morris is an independent Life Sciences consultant who has spent most of her working life in Africa. She is now based in the UK and has a Visiting Fellowship in the School of Biology at Leeds University. She has expertise that includes bioscience and biotechnology, GMO biosafety and regulatory issues and strategy planning.
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