The Agricultural Sector in the Era of Bioeconomy
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The idea of bioeconomy—the section of the economy based on renewable biological resources, from agriculture to pharmaceuticals and biotech—has gained the interest of policymakers and the private sector alike in recent years. A strong, innovative and sustainable bioeconomy is increasingly seen as an indispensable part of the solution to many global challenges, from food security to climate change.
Brazil, as one of the leading global agricultural producers and exporters, will play a significant role in building this new bioeconomy era. Led by Embrapa, the Ministry of Agriculture’s research arm, Brazilian scientists and policymakers are already engaged in cutting-edge research involving microbes, genetic engineering, and biomolecules: new technologies based in biology that have the potential to enhance agricultural productivity and the quality of food, while improving environmental sustainability.
Join us on May 17th for a discussion of the future challenges and opportunities for agricultural value chains in a bioeconomy era with leading experts.
Maurício A. Lopes
Barry R. O'Keefe
The Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—works to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and U.S. institutions in all sectors. Read more