Stuart J. Smyth
University of Saskatchewan
Philipp Aerni
University of Bern
David Castle
University of Edinburgh
Matty Demont
José B. Falck-Zepeda
International Food Policy Research Institute
Robert Paarlberg
Wellesley College
Peter W.B. Phillips
University of Saskatchewan
Carl E. Pray
Rutgers University
Sara Savastano
University of Rome (Tor Vergata)
Justus H.H. Wesseler
Technische Universität München
David Zilberman
University of California-Berkeley

The International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR) held its 15th annual conference near Rome, Italy in June 2011. The theme of the conference was sustainability, and this topic was addressed through numerous presentations from academia, government, and industry. Numerous presentations from developing countries highlighted the adoption benefits of the biotechnologies in these countries.

Key words: Biodiversity, bioenergy, poverty reduction, innovation, value chains.