ICABR - The International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research
is a unique, informal, international consortium of people interested in the bioeconomy, agricultural biotechnology, rural development and bio-based economy research. Established in 1998, it is comprised of a core group of scholars representing research institutions such as:
CEIS - University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rutgers University, University of California, Berkeley, Technische Universität München, University of Saskatchewan, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, IFPRI, State University of Campinas - UNICAMP, University of Missouri, University of Hohenheim, Wellesley College, Wageningen University.
We are pleased to announce that Em. Professor Marc Baron Van Montagu, Founder and Chairman of the Institute for Plant Biotechnology Outreach (IPBO), Ghent (Belgium), has been recognized, with two other distinguished scientists, as the World Food Prize Laureate 2013.
Professor Van Montagu has been a keynote speaker in ICABR 2011 Edition “Sustainability and the Bioeconomy” that took place in Villa Mondragone (Rome) with a presentation on “The contribution of agriculture biotechnology to sustainable agribusiness” You canuse this link to download his presentation.
The scientist have conducted groundbreaking molecular research on how a plant bacterium could be adapted as a tool to insert genes from another organism into plant cells, which could produce new genetic lines with highly favorable traits. The combined achievements of the 2013 World Food Prize Laureates, from their work in the laboratory to applying biotechnology innovations in farmers’ fields, have contributed significantly to increasing the quantity and availability of food, and can play a critical role as we face the global challenges of the 21st century of producing more food, in a sustainable way, while confronting an increasingly volatile climate.