International Knowledge Based Bio-Economy Forum

The International Knowledge Based Bio-Economy Forum was established in 2010 by Australia, the European Union, Canada and New Zealand.

The Forum is an informal policy and research cooperation initiative which aims to:

  • share knowledge on policy, strategies and actions;
  • create new knowledge to address the industrial and societal challenges related to the bioeconomy; and
  • foster collaboration and joint activities between participating countries to promote innovation in the bioeconomy sectors.

The Forum has four work streams:

  • Bioproducts;
  • Food and health;
  • Fisheries and aquaculture; and
  • Sustainable agriculture.

Australia is coordinating the activities within the Food and Health work stream. The Department of Industry facilitates Australia’s participation in the Forum and provides Australia's executive secretary to the Forum.

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