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Fuelling knowledge on the social and ecological impacts of agrofuel production

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Abstract: This report discusses the on year process “Fuelling knowledge on the social and ecological impacts of biofuel production”. The process aimed to generate intersectoral debate and interdisciplinary analysis of the social and ecological effects of agrofuel production and expansion, with a view to enabling informed decision-making which would minimise the negative effects. The idea for this process came from the fact that the debate on the effects of biofuels includes strongly opposing views which are often based on biased information. First and foremost, therefore, there is an urgent need for more scientific information on the issue. Secondly, because policymakers at national and international levels seem to be impatient and may have to take decisions on the basis of assumptions, there is a need to clarify these assumptions and their underlying values and motives. A key goal of the project was also to overcome fragmentation in the field of knowledge development on agrofuels.
Authors: Witsenburg, K.
Series Title: DPRN Phase II - Report
Category: Practice
Serial number: 19
Keywords: agriculture , environment , sustainable development
Language: eng
Organization: DPRN - Development Policy Review Network , Both ENDS
Organization: Nature and
PAGE: 25
Place: Amsterdam [etc.]
Publisher: DPRN [etc.]
Year: 2010
Right: © 2010 DPRN, Nature and & Both ENDS
Subject: Environment and Natural Resources
Title: Fuelling knowledge on the social and ecological impacts of agrofuel production