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Focus, 2008
Close look at biofuels

Biofuel policies and subsidies should be reviewed in order to preserve world food security, protect poor farmers, promote broad-based rural development and ensure environmental sustainability, says FAO's latest SOFA report.

:: Read the report
:: Press release on SOFA 2008
:: Webcast of the SOFA launch
:: Order a hard-copy version of SOFA 2008
In Latin America and the Caribbean, more than 52 million people -- 10 percent of the region's population -- suffer from malnutrition or hunger. Yet paradoxically the region is the biggest exporter of food on the planet.