Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS)
First FAO Technical Consultation on Bioenergy and Food Security
The First FAO Technical Consultation on Bioenergy and Food Security was held at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy on 16 April 2007 - 18 April 2007. The Consultation contributed toward furthering an understanding of how bioenergy sectors may represent both risks and opportunities to food security. A general consensus was that although further development of bioenergy could compromise food security and potentially result in environmental damage, bioenergy may also be a positive force to help improve the well-being of rural people throughout the world, particularly if governments and civil society account for environmental and food security concerns.
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