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Biofuels and food security: implications of an accelerated biofuels production

By: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).
Contributor(s): The Opec Fund for International Development (OFID).
Publisher: Viena: Ofid, 2009Description: 40 p. ilustraciones., cuadros.Subject(s): Biocombustibles | Alimentos | Desarrollo SostenibleDDC classification: 333.953
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This paper studies the impact on developing countries of wide - scale production and use of biofuels, in term of both sustainable agriculture and food security. One of the key conclusion of the study is that an accelerated growth of first - generation biofuels production is threatening the availability of adequate food suplies for humans, by diverting land, water and other resources away from food and feed crops.
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This paper studies the impact on developing countries of wide - scale production and use of biofuels, in term of both sustainable agriculture and food security. One of the key conclusion of the study is that an accelerated growth of first - generation biofuels production is threatening the availability of adequate food suplies for humans, by diverting land, water and other resources away from food and feed crops.

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