4.05.00 - Managerial economics and accounting
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/
CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK! - Is there a room for the small scale enterprises in the forest bioeconomy?
Castelfranco Veneto, Italy – 2-5 June 2020.
Units involved: 4.05.00, Task Force "Unlocking the Bioeconomy and Non-Timber Forest Products"
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. "Biorefineries are increasingly at the core of the bioeconomy vision at the EU level and worldwide" (World Bioeconomy Summit, 2015) and large private and public investments are pushing the development of new technologies frequently based on capital intensive technologies for the use of large amount of low cost biomass in vertical integrated value chains. In this context the issues of non-wood products and cultural services, and the associated interest towards small-scale labor-intensive activities, seem to have a minor role in the interests of scientists and decision makers. The forest bioeconomy can be also interpreted and promoted as the development of quality product markets and nature-based services, strongly connected to the concepts of social innovation, product diversification, multifunctional and horizontally integrated economic activities. How to support such development of the forest economy? These are the topics that will be discussed during the international conference.
Details at: https://www.etifor.com/iufro2020/
Advances and Challenges in Managerial Economics and Accounting
Save the date for this conference to be held in Vienna, Austria, 9-11 May 2016! The symposium is aimed at forest researchers and practitioners from the IUFRO 4.05 Unit (members engaged in managerial, social, and environmental forest economics and accounting), as well as scientists and practitioners in the areas of forestry, forest and natural resource policy, decision support modeling, and land-use planning. You can even contribute by submitting a paper! All details at: https://www.wiso.boku.ac.at/afo/tagungen-forst/iufro-symposium-2016/