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ÖVAF - Austrian Union for Research in Agricultural and Environmental as well as Life Sciences

The Austrian union for Research in Agricultural and Environmental as well as Life Sciences (Österreichische Vereinigung für Agrar-, Lebens- und Umweltwissenschaftliche Forschung) was founded in 1977...

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The Austrian union for Research in Agricultural and Environmental as well as Life Sciences (Österreichische Vereinigung für Agrar-, Lebens- und Umweltwissenschaftliche Forschung) was founded in 1977 as an independent research, coordination and counseling platform in the field of agronomy.  ÖVAF is a non-profit-making organization that is financed by its members (federal government, provincial authorities, various organizations and individuals).

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The ÖVAF contributes to the networking and coordination of Austrian research strategies in the field of bioeconomy and sustainable development.  In 2015 ÖVAF and BIOS Science Austria founded the initiative Bioeconomy Austria (www.bioeconomy-austria.at) to develop and accelerate the Austrian bioeconomy. The aim of ÖVAF in regard to bioeconomy is to launch cross-institutional platforms and discussion groups, to identify medium and long-term content, to support the coordination process between the various relevant Austrian research programs and to further develop and strengthen the Bioeconomy Austria initiative.

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