Latin Bioeconomy Forum

November 20-22

Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura
San Jose, Costa Rica

With the goal of promoting the Bioeconomy as a model of sustainable development for Latin America and the Caribbean, during November 2019 the First Latin American Forum on Bioeconomy (FOLABI19) was held in the city of San José, Costa Rica, co-organized by Allbiotech and the Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura
The event had the participation of more than 200 attendees, among whom 60 Allbiotech Leaders from 16 countries in the region stood out; 32 experts on different topics of the 5-fold helix model and representatives of 24 biotech-based start-ups.
The activities carried out included keynotes, talks on the national bioeconomy strategy in Latin American countries, round tables, technical trainings, workshops and work sessions on emerging biotechnologies and national experiences in the elaboration of bioeconomy strategies.


Costa Rica is home to 6.5% of the world’s biodiversity (UNDP, 2019); being one of the 25 megabiodiversity countries and pioneer in the adoption of the bioeconomy as a model of sustainable development.
Ramphastos sulfuratus is one of the 6 toucan species that inhabit Costa Rica