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3 October 2013
Organisation: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Bioscience innovation in Africa. A tool for development

Presented as part of the “Moving Africa Towards a Knowledge Based Bio-economy” seminar on how agricultural innovation and in particular biosciences in areas such as breeding, agro-processing and value addition can contribute to economic growth and sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Key questions of the seminar:

  • How the millions of resource-poor smallholder farmers, so vital for food production and economic growth, can benefit from the prospects of a new bio-economy?
  • How countries in Sub-Saharan Africa can develop programmes, institutional capabilities and bioscience innovation structures able to adapt and use technologies and know-how based on their own priorities and needs?
  • How can Sweden assist countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to move Towards a Knowledge Based Bio-economy?
These Slides are part of our event:

Past event


Moving Africa Towards a Knowledge Based Bio-economy

For countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the development of a knowledge based bio-economy presents major opportunities but also serious challenges.

27 September 2013
Stockholm, Sweden