Udaya Sekhar Nagothu
March 26, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 288 Pages - 37 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367335717 - CAT# 317550
Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment
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This book examines the bioeconomy concept, analysing the opportunities it can generate, the constraints and the potential benefits for society.
The main objective of bioeconomy is to promote economic development, by creating jobs and enhancing the sustainable utilization of bio-resources. A primary driver of bioeconomy strategy, therefore, is the need to respond to the growing population food and economic requirements. While research and literature related to bioeconomy is limited as of today, this book presents a unique collection of perspectives on the complex dimensions of the bioeconomy debate. Drawing on the experiences from Europe, Asia and Africa it presents an international overview. The chapters address a wide range of issues, including coastal-land interfaces, ecosystem services, food production, rural development, agriculture, forest management and bioenergy. As a whole, the volume outlines what role bioeconomy can play in contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) without compromising on the ecological sustainability and equitable distribution of benefits. The book concludes by providing recommendations for developing bioeconomy in respective sectors (agriculture, forestry, fisheries, renewable energy) and directions for planning future bioeconomy programs and strategies.
The volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of ecological economics, development economics and environmental economics, as well as policymakers and practitioners involved in sustainable development.
1. The bioeconomy approach and sustainable development: A review of the concept, opportunities and constraints
Udaya Sekhar Nagothu, Takanori Nagano
2. Sustainable biomass production from oceans and potential for circular bioeconomy
Trond Rafoss, Udaya Sekhar Nagothu
3. Land and ocean connection through iron transport by rivers - a case of the Amur-Okhotsk ecosystem (Giant Fish-Breeding Forest)
Takeo Onishi, Takayuki Shiraiwa
4. Evaluating local sustainability including ecosystem services provided by rural areas to cities to promote bioeconomy
Tohru Nakashizuka, Kunihiko Kobayashi, Rei Shibata, Masahiro Aiba, Takahiro Sasai, Michio Oguro, Hiroko Kurokawa, Shunsuke Managi
5. Transition towards bio-based economy in small-scale agriculture in sub Saharan Africa through sustainable intensification
Mehreteab Tesfai, Giacomo Branca, Luca Cacchiarelli, Chiara Perelli, Udaya Sekhar Nagothu
6. Save and Grow: Sustainable Intensification of Crop Production and Innovative Market Linkages for Building Resilient Rural Economies in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Jan Willem Ketelaar, Alma Linda M Abubakar, Avakat Phasouysaingam, Vornthalom Chanthavong, Ngo Tien Dung, Mayling Flores Rojas, Abha Mishra and Peter Sprang
7. Protected Cultivation of Vegetables in Sub-Saharan Africa - Scope and impacts
Hugo Despretz, Thibault Nordey, Armel Clement Goudjo Mensah
8. Mediterranean Anthroscapes: A Bioeconomy Domain for a Sustainable Land Use
Erhan Akca, Suha Berberoglu, Takanori Nagano, Selim Kapur
9. Centrum Wood Vision: creating new value chains for sustainable woods management in Japan.
Takanori Nagano, Yuka Bando, Yutaka Okano, Daisuke Maki, Takahiro Ueyama,
10. Promoting sustainable biogas technology development through integrated food and energy systems
Roar Linjordet, Divina Gracia P. Rodriguez, Mehreteab Tesfai, Anne Strøm Prestvik, Salome Modiselle, Primrose Magama, and Mokhele Moeletsi
11. The need for stakeholder engagement and participative governance to promote bioeconomy
Divina Gracia P. Rodriguez, Anne Strøm Prestvik
12. Summary and way forward towards a sustainable bioeconomy
Udaya Sekhar Nagothu