8 August 2016

A new Expert Network on Food and Non-food Biomass-based Value webs

This news is redirected by The Secretariat for Development Cooperation at SCIENCE from BiomassWeb.

BiomassNet as well as its established Dgroup (BiomassNet Dgroup) is a new expert network on food and non-food biomass-based value webs. BiomassNet is a stakeholder network to promote biomass production, processing and trading in African countries to enhance food security and support the emerging bio-economies.


  1. Become an interactive internet-based platform for facilitating innovations in the food and non-food biomass sectors of the emerging African bioeconomies;
  2. Support the creation of innovative solutions and concepts for biomass production, processing and trading with a focus on biomass-based value chains and value webs.

BiomassNet is a platform to:

  • Empower experts, policy makers, authorities, practitioners, civil society and development organisations to harness potentials for the development of biomass-based value webs;
  • Establish the basis for the development of knowledge-based bioeconomies in African countries.

The members of BiomassNet will be able to:

  • Share their experiences, methods and get advice (“joint learning“);
  • Further, improve and modify existing and newly developed approaches for biomass production, processing and trading (“toolbox”);
  • Find solutions to optimize the efficiency of the biomass-supplying and processing sector while fostering food and nutrition security;
  • Share information all around the emerging bioeconomies of African countries.

BiomassNet consists of:

  • BiomassWeb actors: Those involved in the BiomassWeb project;
  • Experts: Scientists and experts on specific aspects of biomass-based value webs including transformation processes towards more production and effectiveness;
  • Policy makers: Those politically responsible for facilitating the development of biomass-based values webs and formulating national bioeconomy strategies;
  • Local, regional and national authorities: Those responsible for taking technical decisions that impact on the development of biomass-bases value webs, including land use planning and regulation of markets;
  • Practitioners: Those involved in producing, processing, trading and consuming biomass for food and non-food purposes and in providing related services;
  • Civil society organisations and development partners: Organisations who advise and support the different stakeholder groups.

Read more about BiomassNet and its Dgroup (Biomass Dgroup).