Permalink of this case:

Forest-based Bioeconomy Areas in Uruguay

The Forest-based Bioeconomy Areas in Uruguay and the World: Strategic openings by 2050 project (FBA-Uruguay) aims at developing the potential of the forestry resources in Uruguay. Key objective of the project was to support Uruguayan strategic planning in elaborating a National Development Strategy Uruguay 2050 based on sustainability, including environmental, as well as productive, institutional and social-cultural sustainability. Study was collaborative effort of VTT (main research partner and coordinator) and LUKE - Natural Resources Institute Finland.

Related sector

  • A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing
  • C - Manufacturing
    • Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials
    • Manufacture of paper and paper products
    • Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products
    • Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
  • D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

Lead organisation

Office of Budget and Planning (OPP) of the Republic of Uruguay - Government actor (Departments, Agencies, etc.) ( National / Federal body )

Geographical scope


Application Area

  • Technology Development
  • Science and Research Policy -


  • To identify key global forest-based bioeconomy areas by 2050
  • To identify needs and gaps in the FBA in Uruguay
  • To develop a shared vision for the FBA in Uruguay by 2050
  • To develop a Strategic Action Roadmap for the FBA 2050 vision in Uruguay

Critical Issues from assessment: