Planeta Organico, organizers of the b2b event Green Rio 2018, will celebrate the Green Latin America Bioeconomy Workshop on February 13th, in Nuremberg, Germany. The initiative, supported by GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH), takes place one day before the opening of BIOFACH, the leading international b2b fair for organic and sustainable trade.

Bioeconomy is the sustainable and innovative use of renewable resources to provide food, feed, and industrial products with added value. Besides economic growth, the bioeconomy movement aims for food security, climate protection, and conservation of scarce natural resources.

When it comes to bioeconomics, the diversity of the challenges we face requires global solutions with common goals. “Join the global dialogue at the 2018 Green Latin America Bioeconomy Workshop as we highlight the role of the organic sector in bioeconomics; present programs such as the Bioeconomy 2030 (Germany) and Bioeconomy 2020 (European Union), and promote German-Latin American business opportunities and partnerships in bioeconomic optimization”, said Alvaro Werneck, of Planeta Organico.

The workshop will be hosted at the BIOFACH fairgrounds NurembergMesse East (NCC Ost) 3rd floor, Shanghai Room 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Attendance is FREE, but space is limited, so don't miss your chance to be part of this year's event!

The agenda will cover opportunities and challenges in bioeconomy and small enterprises with input from SEBRAE – Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service, SEAD – Brazilian Special Secretariat for Family Farming and Agrarian Development, and OPEE – Observatory on Practices of Entrepreneurs and Enterprises; and rainforest green markets with intervention of Dr. Maritta Koch-Weser of Earth 3000 and Dr. Frauke Fischer of PERÚ PURO GmbH.

Alternatives for ensuring transparency and sustainability developed by civil society and businesses with cases from Brazil, Germany, and India will be shown.

How can we achieve transformation towards sustainable production and consumption? Why are these alternatives limited in scale and applicability? How can we better promote those alternative approaches? The Green Latin America Bioeconomy Workshop aims to stimulate discussion around these and other essential questions.

The Green Latin America Bioeconomy Workshop will be followed by the 2nd edition of the German-Brazilian Bioeconomy Workshop at the 7th Green Rio / Green Latin America in Rio de Janeiro on May 24-26, 2018.

What motivated the launch of these bioeconomy workshops? In March of 2015, Green Rio coordinator Maria Beatriz Costa was invited by the German Government to participate in a Bioeconomy Mission, as well as the first Global Bioeconomy Summit in November of 2015. Ever since then, Green Rio has been opening space for discussions on bioeconomy and the transition from a fossil-based economy to a biobased economy.

Last year at Green Rio, the first German-Brazilian Bioeconomy Workshop took place and a delegation led by Clemens Neumann, Director of Bioeconomics and Forests of the German Ministry of Agriculture, presented its national strategy – “Bioeconomy 2030″ – in which € 2.4 billion has already been invested.

The 2018 edition of the German-Brazilian Bioeconomy Workshop will include a German Bioeconomy Booth for the first time, and a dedicated area for Bioeconomy Startups.

Green Rio has been positioning itself as a Green Economy Marketplace since 2012 and has been confirming its position as an International Green Economy Event. About 80 exhibitors have already been confirmed for 2018.The future is now, and the topics and ideas being covered at this year's events will spark the solutions for tomorrow. More information can be found at www.greenrio.com