A new book published by SEI, Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies: The bioscience revolution in Europe and Africa, addresses these issues in comprehensive ways. It is a timely and significant contribution to the bioeconomy debate. In particular, it points to the opportunities of strategic partnership between Africa and Europe in the field of bioeconomy.
Rapid globalization and a surging global demand for food, feed, bioenergy, renewable materials and agricultural land are radically changing the conditions of the bioeconomy. At the same time, the biosciences and biotechnology are revolutionizing the production of biomass resources and how they are used.
A key question is how humanity will meet a future massive bioresource demand in a resource-efficient, climate-smart and sustainable manner.