South Africa: Nation Moves to Grow Bio-Economy

15.01.2014

All Africa

Published 15 January 2014

The government has launched an updated bio-economy strategy that seeks to harness partnerships with industry and academia in order to accelerate the development of bio-based services, products and innovations in South Africa.

The science-based Bio-Economy Strategy, approved by the Cabinet in November and launched by Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom on Tuesday, positions bio-innovation as essential to the achievement of the country's industrial and social development goals.

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