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The Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS) Approach

The Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS) Approach has been developed by FAO to support countries in designing and implementing sustainable bioenergy policies and strategies. The approach promotes food and energy security and contributes to agricultural and rural development. It consists of tools and guidance to support countries through the main stages of the bioenergy policy development and implementation process. Countries may decide to use specific components of the BEFS Approach depending on the level of bioenergy development, and the status of bioenergy policy formulation and implementation.

This approach can be implemented directly by governments, experts in the field and other stakeholders at national, regional and project level. FAO supports countries and experts who are interested in implementing the BEFS Approach. To do this please contact the BEFS Help Desk