The workshop “The bioeconomy in South America: lessons from the experiences of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay” took place on 2 March at the headquarters of FLACSO Argentina. The workshop, organised by Melisa Deciancio (University of Münster), included the presentation of part of the research findings of the SABio Project and a round table discussion with bioeconomy experts.
Pablo Mac Clay (University of Bonn) presented the recently published Policy Brief, elaborated together with Melisa Deciancio, “Ideas for a sustainable development of the Bioeconomy in Argentina”, with comments by Roberto Bisang (CONICET). Guilherme de Queiroz Stein (University of Münster) presented the paper “Socio-biodiversity and bioeconomy: lessons from Brazil”, with comments from Juliana Peixoto (LATN/FLACSO Network) and Daniel Kefeli (University of Münster) presented his recently published paper “Integration of environmental policies in Uruguay’s forestry policy under a latent conflict“, with comments from Daniela Gomel (Fundación Vida Silvestre). The panel was moderated by Karen Siegel (University of Münster).
The subsequent roundtable discussion was attended by leading bioeconomy leaders from the public sector and academia in Argentina. It aimed to explore the main opportunities and challenges of the bioeconomy in the country and the region.