Examining the bioeconomy’s value in Europe

The role of the bioeconomy in Europe has been studied and reflected upon in a two-volume book called “EU Bioeconomy Economics and Policies”, which was edited by BioMonitor’s coordinating partner, Wageningen University.

News Post - 19 Nov 2019

How does the bioeconomy stand in Europe?

To answer this question, one must dissect the problem into parts and understand the policies that govern the European bioeconomy. A two-volume book, entitled “EU Bioeconomy Economics and Policies” will be released in November 2019.

The first volume looks at the European bioeconomy at a grander scale as it covers the economic theory of bioeconomy policy and anything involved in EU agricultural policies, i.e. budget and future developments in EU agriculture policies. On the other hand, the second volume looks at the themes that are relevant to the European bioeconomy such as the EU food sector and its legislation, EU rural development, bio-based economic strategy, the circular economy and bioenergy policies.

Both these volumes will give the reader a comprehensive understanding on how the European bioeconomy works dynamically both in the economic and the policies sense.

According to Jan Pokrivcak, Professor of Agricultural and International Economics, Slovak University of Agriculture and member of the BioMonitor tea) “For students of economics, policy makers, general public or experts in the area, the book provides an excellent overview of EU policies that will determine the future development of European agricultural and food sectors and their effects on rural development, public health, environmental quality or climate change. A great book covering globally relevant issues.”

Justus Wesseler, the coordinator of the EU funded project BioMonitor and professor of the Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group at Wageningen University, is the Series Editor for Palgrave Advances in Bioeconomy: Economics and Policies.


Click on the links below to know more:

Volume I

Volume II