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Senior Researcher, Stockholm Environment InstituteDr. Ivar Virgin is a Senior Researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute. He is one of the main architects and initiators of the two largest bioscience innovation programs in Africa, the BIO-EARN (1999-2010) and BioInnovate (2010-ongoing) focusing on resource efficient, climate smart and productive agricultural production and value chains in East Africa. He is the editor and an author of the Routledge book project Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies: The Bioscience Revolution in Europe and Africa (2017).