4.05.02 - Managerial economics
The Social and Ecological Value Added of Small-Scale Forestry to the Bio-Economy
IUFRO Units involved: 4.05.00, 4.05.01, 4.05.02, 4.05.03, 4.05.04, 4.05.05, Task Force on Unlocking the Bioeconomy and Non-Timber Forest Products.
The bioeconomy "encompasses the production of renewable biological resources and their conversion into food, feed, bio-based products and bioenergy" (EC, 2012). It includes forestry and wood production, with the related biotechnological, chemical and energy industries, but also the provision of other ecosystem services that can support sustainable economic growth. During the IUFRO Conference, we thus want to put our focus on interpreting and promoting the impact of forest bio-economy on the development of quality product markets and nature-based services and the concepts behind them: social innovation, product diversification, multifunctionality and the value added network of vertically and horizontally integrated economic stakeholders.
Details at: https://www.iufro2020.eurac.edu/
Call for Papers from IUFRO 125th Anniversary Conference: Special Issue of Open Agriculture
IUFRO’s 125th Anniversary Congress aimed to provide a platform for the exchange of scientific knowledge and a dialogue across the full range of forest-related topics and scientific disciplines. This call for a special issue of Open Agriculture is focused on the topics covered in a number of sessions organized by Working Group 4.05.00 and Division 4. Manuscripts of papers presented at the Freiburg conference or other manuscripts related to these topics are welcome.
The deadline for submission is February 28, 2018.
More information regarding the Special Issue and other details are provided at: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1650