Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS)
The Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS) Approach of FAO supports countries in developing evidence based policies derived from country level information and cross institutional dialogue involving relevant stakeholders. The evidence collected is the result of technical analysis that assesses the interplay between natural resource availability, bioenergy production potential, rural development and food security. During this process the risks and opportunities are identified and the tradeoffs are defined thus supporting policy makers in the decision making process.
More specifically, the BEFS Approach consists of a multidisciplinary and integrated set of tools and guidance that can support countries throughout the following key steps of the bioenergy policy development and implementation process:
The BEFS Approach helps countries design and implement sustainable bioenergy policies and strategies, by ensuring that bioenergy development fosters both food and energy security, and that it contributes to agricultural and rural development in a climate-smart way.
BEFS is funded by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Government of Germany.
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