A new Expert Network on Food and Non-food Biomass-based Value webs
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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.
- Become an interactive internet-based platform for facilitating innovations in the food and non-food biomass sectors of the emerging African bioeconomies;
- 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.