Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS)
BEFS Rapid Appraisal
The BEFS Rapid Appraisal (RA) consists of a set of easily applicable methodologies and user-friendly tools which allow countries to get an initial indication of their sustainable bioenergy potential and of the associated opportunities, risks and trade-offs.
The tools of the BEFS RA assist policy makers/technical officers in:
The BEFS RA covers the whole biofuel supply chain from feedstock production to processing plant gate. In the case of electricity, distribution is addressed as well. It considers all bioenergy options including solid, liquid and gaseous biofuels and covers the following energy end uses: intermediate or final products, heating and cooking, rural electrification, heat and power, and transport. Feedstock options investigated comprise agricultural residues, woodfuel and wood residues, and crops.
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