RAP publication 2008/03
The state of
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
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FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Maliwan Mansion, 39 Phra Atit Road
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The state of food and agriculture in Asia and the Pacific region
Developments and trends in food and agriculture
Food and agriculture outlook
Outlook for the future
I. The new “gold rush”: biofuels developments in Asia and the Pacific region
Trends and stability of international commodity prices
Status of biofuels development in the region
Effects of biofuels
Should production of biofuels be subsidized or protected?
II. Biofuels and household food security
The green revolution, biofuels demand, and poverty reduction
Effects of biofuels on costs of production for food
Biofuels and international food prices
Biofuels, employment generation and access to land
Summary and conclusions