White paper for grassland opportunities: Discussion document

Philipp Grundmann, Muluken E. Adamseged, Zhengqiu Ding, Richard Orozco, Hyunjin Park, Sonja Germer, Thomas Heinrich, Thomas Hoffmann, Uffe Jørgensen, Morten Ambye-Jensen, María Rosa Mosquera-Losada, Vanessa Álvarez-López, Karen Thorsted Hamann, Néstor Etxaleku, Rommie van der Weide, Kimberly Wevers, Katarina Lorentzon, Susanne Paulrud, Gosse Hiemstra, Uffe Bundgaard-JørgensenCarmen Bianca Socaciu, Nathalie Bargues, Simon Hunkin, Virginia Mosteyrin Perdiguero

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Abstract

Grassland is an important type of land use in Europe, covering a large area and providing ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, enhancing biodiversity and protecting water. To boost the development of a bio-based economy and contribute to the EU’s goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050, there is a need for business models that can be replicated in a variety of locations and contexts, with relatively low levels of investment, risk and technical sophistication. A wider range of rural entrepreneurs need to get involved in the emerging bio-based business sector, including farmers and forest owners (and their associations), policy makers, small rural businesses, and advisors. This is key to diversifying and revitalising the rural economies and creating quality jobs in rural areas.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherGo-Grass
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022

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