STRIVE is a research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It aims at improving the knowledge base for the design of sustainable bioeconomy policies and regulatory frameworks at national and international level.

The project focuses on the sustainability implications of transnational biomass trade, technological innovation, and innovation transfer in selected bioeconomy sectors with an emphasis on major biomass and knowledge producing countries and regions. Impacts of bio-based transformations will be evaluated against relevant sustainability dimensions, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) on poverty eradication (1), food security (2), reduced inequality (10), responsible consumption (12), climate action (13), and terrestrial ecosystems (15).

We have adopted an interdisciplinary research approach integrating economics with natural and political science and rely on methods such as, economic modelling, statistical and econometric analysis, life-cycle assessment, technology & innovation management, and qualitative as well as quantitative case studies.

Latest Publications

Tabe-Ojong, M.P. and N. Habiyaremye. 2017. Economic Evaluation of Bioenergy Production from Bio-based plants in Germany: Implications for the bioeconomy? Journal of Sustainable Development, 10 (6): 262-272. – Based on a term paper written in a STRIVE-related MSc-level teaching project.

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Workshop about Africa-EU bioeconomy at the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018 on April 19, 2018 in Berlin

STRIVE project leader Jan Börner and senior researcher Jan Janosch Förster enagage in interdisciplinary scientific dialogues on the topic of Africa-EU bioeconomy at the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018. An interactive workshop on the bioeconomy region of Africa aims to create

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“Smallholder palm oil production in Central Kalimantan”, Landscape Talks on December 19, 2017

ZEF student Maximilian Meyer talked about “Smallholder palm oil production in Central Kalimantan – Assessing scope for improving environmental and economic performance” on the Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn. Led by the Center of International Forestry Research (CIFOR) alongside founding

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Global Landscapes Forum, December 11-22, 2017 in Bonn

The Center of Development Innovation of Wageningen University together with ZEF and Lisa Biber-Freudenberger, senior researcher of STRIVE, are hosting an event on Landscape Governance “Think Landscape” 11th to 22nd of December 2017 during the Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn.

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