The project aims to promote the incorporation of the Circular Bioeconomy in the development policies of the eight countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA) region, as a determining factor in moving towards production systems that promote the sustainable use of resources.

The proposal allows the experience and knowledge acquired in Andalusia in the framework of the design and development of the Andalusian Circular Bioeconomy Strategy to be made available to the SICA countries. The Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development will be involved in this.

The programme is aimed at strengthening the capacities of the staff of the Ministries of Agriculture and the bodies in charge of the MSME sector in the eight countries that make up the SICA, so that strategies, programmes and projects aimed at the development of the Circular Bioeconomy can be designed and promoted at the national level.

To this end, a training process will be developed for staff of the Ministries of Agriculture and the governing bodies of the MSME sector, which will enable participants to acquire strategic knowledge to identify opportunities and promote actions for the development of the Circular Bioeconomy in each of their countries.

In parallel, a series of meetings accompanied by experts will be held to define three products:

Proposed steps and guidelines for the design of national cross-sectoral strategies for the Circular Bioeconomy.
Main elements and design of a roadmap for the characterisation, inventory, identification of uses and geo-referencing of biomass resources in the SICA Region.
Identification by the Secretariats of the Central American Integration System of the challenges for the construction of an inter-institutional Agenda for the promotion of the Circular Bioeconomy.

Entity responsible for programming:

Andalusian Agency for International Development Cooperation.

Partner entities:

Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development.
Andalusian Institute for Agricultural, Fisheries, Food and Organic Production Research and Training (IFAPA).

Collaborating entities:

Central American Agricultural Council (Consejo Agropecuario Centroamericano)
Regional Centre for the Promotion of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

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