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“Our bioeconomy consortium (ICABR) returned to Ravello after five years of pandemic and meetings in Bologna and Argentina. Ravello is as charming as ever. I still enjoy climbing the steps and taking in the view, but I do it slower. Both the regulars and some new faces participated in this glorious meeting. There was a lot to learn, and here are some highlights. “


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Since 1960, global food production surged by 390%, with only a 10% increase in land use, yet food systems contribute 21-37% of GHG emissions. The OECD emphasizes agriculture’s triple challenge: ensuring ample, affordable, safe, and nutritious food, sustaining livelihoods, and bolstering sustainability while combatting climate change. Achieving this necessitates innovations for enhanced crop productivity and a circular bioeconomy. To meet these goals, policies must promote investment in productivity, implement suitable regulations, and facilitate innovation adoption without excessive regulatory constraints. Farmers need access to technologies that boost yields, income, and soil health while safeguarding the environment.

Read more about the 28th Annual ICABR Conference 2024

The 27th Annual Conference of the International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR) convened this year in the vibrant city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. This gathering of leading experts and scholars marked a significant milestone in the ongoing discourse surrounding sustainable transitions within the realm of bioeconomy. In the backdrop of this intellectual exchange, the conference coincided with pivotal elections.

Read more about the 27th ANNUAL ICABR CONFERENCE 2023 – Election Results

On July 5 to 8, the 2022 ICABR Conference was held in Bologna. We are grateful for your participation and contributions to the success of the event. For impressions of the conference use this link to watch the video interviews in our media library.

The 25th anniversary conference, was held in a “hybrid” format, featured more than 140 speakers and 200 participants, focusing on the contribution of the bioeconomy to sustainable development, especially in light of the UN Food System Summit.

Read the Press Release: ICABR 2021 Closing Statement here

The virtual ICABR-2020 conference has been completed. You can find a summary of the plenary sessions here.

Additionally, all sessions were broadcasted live (Spanish and English) and the recordings, along with speakers’ presentations. They are available here.

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