Takanori Nagano is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Engineering and Socio-Economics, at Kobe University, Japan. In the past 15 years, he has been involved in large scientific projects, assessing the impact of climate change on agriculture, mainly in terms of water resource management and adaptation to climate extremes. He has gradually shifted his focus to regional planning and today he sees bioeconomy as an integrated solution, to mitigate climate change, to create more job opportunities in rural areas and for enhancing ecological services.
Prof. Takanori Nagano will be appearing on the Education panel at the World Bioeconomy Forum (WCBEF) virtual event to be broadcast live from Ruka, Finland on 10th September 2020. He spoke to the WCBEF about the importance of education to the future of circular bioeconomy.