The rising demand for biomass is transforming agriculture from a food to a complex biomass-supplying and -processing sector, which the countries of the South could benefit from. New prospects could arise for them to go beyond their role of pure raw material suppliers. However, a value chain approach is insufficient in this context. The biomass-based value web appears to offer an alternative approach.
Virchow, Detlef, Tina Beuchelt, Manfred Denich, Tim K. Loos, Marlene Hoppe, and Arnim Kuhn 2014. The value web approach – so that the South can also benefit from the bioeconomy. Rural 21 – Bioeconomy. Vol. 48, Nr. 3/2014, pp. 16-18.