Tag: Africa

Who’s Fooling Whom? The real drivers in Africa’s food crisis

Who’s Fooling Whom? The real drivers in Africa’s food crisis

April 24, 2013 |

In Belgium, PANGEA (Partners for Euro-African Green Energy) launched an update to its report “Who’s Fooling Whom? The Real Drivers Behind the 2010/11 Food Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa”. The report demonstrates an important conclusion: the degree of price transmission from international to local markets has been quite limited. The research found there is little room […]

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“Growing Forward 2 great news for #biofuels producers & farmers alike.”

“Growing Forward 2 great news for #biofuels producers & farmers alike.”

April 4, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: CanGreenfuels Growing Forward 2 great news for #biofuels producers & farmers alike. Read why here: C2_Conor  More cool science, biofuels from atmospheric CO2 bugis Destroying the future of Africa: Companies invest in biofuels: buying farmland and freshwater usage rights in Africa caafiaviation: A World Bioenergy Association paper shows there is enough land available to […]

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Myths and Facts about Bioenergy in Africa

Myths and Facts about Bioenergy in Africa

March 11, 2013 |

In the Netherlands, PANGEA (Partners for Euro African Green Energy) is launching today a booklet outlining Myths and Facts about Bioenergy in Africa. The brochure is intended to demystify the manipulated data and misinformation that is often used to describe bioenergy in sub-Saharan Africa. Download the report here. The publication presents real facts about bioenergy […]

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“Fracking success hits biofuels investment”

“Fracking success hits biofuels investment”

February 14, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: bioenergycrops: Grasslands could be one of the most sustainable bioenergy systems when managed properly. #bioenergy @biomass #biofuels FINBiofuelNews: Fracking success hits biofuels investment ChuckSherwood1: The Ethanol Blend Wall, Biodiesel Production Capacity, and the RFS…Something Has to Give | FarmdocDaily | @scoopit http://t.co/Abz4bwRA Actionaid_Ire: EU biofuels policy still driving the second scramble for […]

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Chicago Tribute praises US, Brazilian promotion of biofuels

Chicago Tribute praises US, Brazilian promotion of biofuels

September 17, 2012 |

In Brazil, a recent piece by the Chicago Tribune praised the efforts of the U.S. and Brazil as they have worked together to promote the protection of biofuels in U. S policies. The countries have also worked together to promote production and use of biofuels in Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa. “We have deep […]

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5% of Africa purchased by private interests since 2000

5% of Africa purchased by private interests since 2000

July 2, 2012 |

In France, Jean Ziegler, the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, who ignited a global controversy when he described the production of biofuels as a “crime against humanity,” has published a book called “Betting on Famine”, now in French, but available in English in the fall. The book explores biofuels, global hunger […]

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Clean Food, via Clean Fuel

Clean Food, via Clean Fuel

November 24, 2011 |

The secret that “food vs fuel” proponents don’t want you to think about? Not all food is created equal. Dirty food, made using dirty process, makes a dirty world. And then there’s clean food. Here’s some food for thought. Last night, some earnest soul tweeted that coffee prices are rising because Brazil is turning all […]

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WWF calls on African nations to foster sustainable biofuels

WWF calls on African nations to foster sustainable biofuels

November 23, 2011 |

In Mozambique, the World Wildlife Fund has urged countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to put in place sound policy and legal mechanisms to foster responsible investments in biofuels. Without good policy in place, there could be environmental, economic and social risks due to poor coordination of biofuels activities between government institutions the […]

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"Amtrak: Biodiesel trial results encouraging."

"Amtrak: Biodiesel trial results encouraging."

November 2, 2011 |

Today on Twitter. aksharadamle: Why are we not moving towards large scale use of biofuels?? India is leading in sugar production. ClimateMadness: Biofuel obsession wrecks African communities: Biofuels – just the latest in the long line of green mirages, whic… Saturninaiah: Biofuels Refining and Performance: Learn about the ways to economically manufacture biofuels. Written by […]

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Biofuels a boon to African rural development: report

Biofuels a boon to African rural development: report

October 4, 2011 |

In Indonesia, the Center for International Forestry Research recently released a new study showing that biofuel expansion has enormous potential to stimulate rural development in sub-Saharan Africa. The study cautions, however, that ensuring local community benefits and adequate protections for food production and forests will require strategic policy interventions and close collaboration among stakeholders. The […]

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