Complex sustainability schemes may push out small landholders, group warns

November 17, 2011 |

In Indonesia, a new study by the Center for International Forestry Research says that smallholder farmers in developing countries risk being left behind in the push to produce sustainable biofuels, deterred by complex and expensive certification schemes.

“It is imperative for proponents of sustainability standard and certification schemes … to ensure that no farmer is left behind in the quest towards sustainable biofuel production,” said Janice Lee, lead-author of the study, “No farmer left behind in sustainable biofuel production”

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