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Posted October 1999


Grupo de Países Latinoamericanos y del Caribe Exportadores de Azúcar
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura

International workshop:
"Sugar cane: a multidimensional agenda for the 21st Century"

Dominican Republic
19-21 October 1999
Information: Gustavo.Best@fao.org


See also Report on workshop (available in Spanish only)


FAO's energy activities are focused on the agricultural sector as a producer and consumer of energy with a focus on integrating energy, agricultural and environmental aspects. The sugar cane sector is a prime example of a sector where energy consumption and production is increasingly integrated into agricultural activities.

Therefore the FAO is organizing an international workshop "Sugar cane: a multidimensional agenda for the 21st Century" (see full programme in Spanish). The workshop is being organized in cooperation with the Grupo de Países Latinoamericanos y del Caribe Exportadores de Azúcar (GEPLACEA), the Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA) and the Government of the Dominican Republic. It will be held in conjunction with the 25th Annual Assembly of GEPLACEA. The workshop complements in technical aspects the FAO-Cuba conference "Sugar: Sustainability in the 21st century, an outlook to 2005 and inter-regional competitiveness" (Havana, Cuba 7-9 December 1999), which will be focused on trade and commercialisation aspects.

Energy related subjects in the workshop in the Dominican Republic will include:

  1. the future of Alcohol Production Programs
  2. bioenergy and the Kyoto Protocol
  3. cogeneration with bagasse and eucalyptus

The presentations and conclusions of the workshop will be available on this site after the workshop. For FAO-publications (in Spanish) on subjects 2 and 3, please see the FAO Forestry Department's Publications on wood-based energy



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