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Growing biofuels: how to reap rewards

This blog story  featuring commentary by  IFPRI Senior Research Fellow  Siwa Msangi  and other experts was originally posted on  The Guardian’s Development Professionals Network. Meghan Sapp, secretary general,  Pangea, Brussels, Belgium.  @pangea_link Don’t…

Recent EU committee vote forecasts change for Europe’s biofuel policy

In a move that potentially pleases both food security experts and environmentalists, the  EU’s Environment Committee  voted on July 11 to set a cap on the amount of energy produced from food and energy crops while encouraging the use of advanced…

The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) partners with Government of Germany to organize the international “Bonn2011 Conference: The Water, Energy, and Food Security Nexus–Solutions for the Green Economy” to be held in Bonn, Germany…

Global Trade and Environmental Impact Study of the EU Biofuels Mandate

Global demand for biofuels has risen sharply over the last decade, driven initially by oil price hikes and the need for greater energy security. Support measures were established in many countries in recognition of the potential of biofuel development…

Biofuels and Grain Prices: Impacts and Policy Responses

On May 7, 2008, Mark W. Rosegrant, Director of IFPRI’s Environment and Production Technology Division, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on the impact of biofuels on grain prices and its policy…