Bioenergy and Food Security
|Bioenergy and food security - The BEFS analysis for Tanzania
Serious concerns on the food security impacts, social feasibility and sustainability of bioenergy have arisen over time, especially with first generation bioenergy. In this context FAO set up the Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS) project ...
|Mapping food and bioenergy in Africa
Bioenergy interest has gained much attention in the last years due to the positive issues that it can bring specially for developing countries but at the same time because of the many concerns on risks ...
|Energy use in the U.S. food system
Energy is an important input in growing, processing, packaging, distributing, storing, preparing, serving, and disposing of food. Analysis using the two most recent U.S. benchmark input-output accounts and a national energy data system shows that ...
|Jatropha: a smallholder bioenergy crop - The potential for pro-poor development
This publication reviews the information currently available on jatropha as a bioenergy crop, starting with the papers presented to the April 2008 IFAD/FAO International Consultation on Pro-Poor Jatropha Development held in Rome, Italy (IFAD 2008). ...
|Knowledge sharing for improved food security and better nutrition - Global forum on Food Security and Nutrition - FSN forum
The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) was created to strengthen FAO’s capacity in knowledge sharing. The Forum is an online community where members can share experiences, identify resources, provide peer coaching ...
|Meals per gallon - The impact of industrial biofuels on people and global hunger
According to the authors of this report, industrial biofuels would not offer a solution to the two main aims of EU biofuel policy – to combat climate change and increase fuel security. Rather, industrial biofuels ...
|Agrofuels, Brazil and conflicting land uses
Biomass energy only accounts for a small share of global energy use, 10 percent. Most of this is used as fire wood and charcoal. The part of the biomass that is set aside for liquid ...
|Navigating bioenergy - Contributing to informed decision making on bioenergy issues
Bioenergy has become one of the most dynamic and rapidly changing sectors of the global energy economy. Accelerated growth in the production and use of bioenergy in the past few years is attracting interest from ...
|International and domestic trade regulations to secure the food supply
In a time of global warming, of financial crisis, and of a crisis in food availability we need to ask how the food supply can be secured into the future. The present article considers the ...
|Putting food on plates
Looking back through the mists of the credit crunch to the world before Lehman Brothers went bust, it is a little too easy to forget that food prices were making the news. From the end ...