Friday, August 06, 2010

Bioenergy and Food Security

Bioenergy developments are high on many countries’ agendas in an effort to improve energy access, energy security and lowering global green house gas emissions. Over time, however, serious concerns on the food security impacts, social feasibility and sustainability of bioenergy have arisen, especially with first generation bioenergy. In this context FAO, with generous funding from the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection , set up the Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS) project to assess how bioenergy developments could be implemented without hindering food security. Over its term, the BEFS project has been supporting Peru, Tanzania and Thailand in assessing the feasibility of the bioenergy sector, potential impacts on food security, growth and poverty.For more on the report, visit the FAO website.

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