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Environment and production technology

Agriculture is vitally important to poor and vulnerable people in developing countries, the majority of whom live in rural areas and depend on the land as a source of both food and income. Unpredictable weather, unstable markets, fragile natural…

IFPRI Blog

Producing bioenergy doesn’t have to conflict with food security

As the world confronts climate change, demand will increase for both bioenergy and sustainable food sources. Many assume these needs conflict. In fact, though, many synergies already exist between growing food and biomass for fuel, and good policies…

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Bioenergy FAQ

What is biofuel made out of? Are next-generation biofuels viable energy options? Are certain feedstocks more efficient for biofuel production than others? What are the potential benefits of biofuels versus conventional fuels such as petroleum? What…

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Workshop on Biofuels and Food Security Interactions

The purpose of the workshop is to explore current and future interactions between biofuels and food security, and elaborate learnings from analysis and field experience relevant for project developers, researchers and policy-makers. The workshop is…

IFPRI Blog

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…

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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…

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