We welcome the opportunity to comment on this report on this important subject. We also welcome further studies and analysis in this subject area.
However, overall, we have serious concerns regarding the evidence base and analysis supporting the assertions and conclusions of this report, given the stated aim: to “conduct a science-based comparative literature analysis taking into consideration the work produced by the FAO and Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) of the positive and negative effects of biofuels on food security”.
In terms of the content of the report itself, we would like to highlight a few areas where we believe much greater scrutiny and analysis are needed, or where other evidence is missing or needs to be taken into consideration (this list is just indicative and not meant to be exhaustive);
We would be happy to meet with the HLPE Steering Group and Project Team to talk through our concerns on the report, and to provide further details of evidence to help inform the next version.
Related links and resources:
Biofuels and Food Security - A consultation by the HLPE to set the track of its study
Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE)
The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) Key Elements