12. Inclusive biobased value chains: building on local capabilities

L. Asveld*, Z.H. Robaey, S. Francke

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Uncertainties about how to achieve sustainable and reliable biobased value chains can be remedied by inclusion of local biomass producers. Such inclusion implies that the knowledge, values, interests and skills of these local producers are integrated into the set-up, design, development and associated distribution of risk and benefits of the specific value chain. To make sure that this inclusion is both fair and effective, capabilities of relevant actors need to be taken into account, i.e. the capabilities of biomass producers and of companies and local governments. Building on these capabilities can lead to context sensitive design of biorefineries that allow for true inclusion of local stakeholders. We support this claim with reference to the case of sugarcane production in Jamaica.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJustice and food security in a changing climate
EditorsH. Schübel, I. Walliman-Helmer
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
ISBN (Electronic)9789086869152
ISBN (Print)9789086863624
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2021


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