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FAO Releases Reports on Methodologies and Good Practices for Sustainable Bioenergy

FAO5 March 2012: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced several new publications from its Bioenergy and Food Security Criteria and Indicators (BEFSCI) project on: methodologies, good practices, and policy measures for promoting sustainable bioenergy development.

The BEFSCI project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection and studies the bioenergy-food nexus. The publications cover, inter alia: good environmental and socio-economic practices in bioenergy production; policy instruments to promote such good practices; a compilation of tools and methodologies, as well as a set of indicators, to assess the impacts of bioenergy development on food security at the national and project level; and case studies of opportunities and challenges for smallholders in bioenergy value chains and certification schemes in Peru, Mali and Thailand. [FAO Press Release] [Bioenergy and Food Security Criteria and Indicators (BEFSCI) Project]