The Bioenergy and Food Security Criteria and Indicators (BEFSCI) project of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released several reports dealing with methodologies, indicators and policy measures on the bioenergy-food nexus and sustainable bioenergy development.
5 March 2012: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced several new publications from its Bioenergy and Food Security Criteria and Indicators (BEFSCI) project on: methodologies, good practices, and policy measures for promoting sustainable bioenergy development.
The BEFSCI project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection and studies the bioenergy-food nexus. The publications cover, inter alia: good environmental and socio-economic practices in bioenergy production; policy instruments to promote such good practices; a compilation of tools and methodologies, as well as a set of indicators, to assess the impacts of bioenergy development on food security at the national and project level; and case studies of opportunities and challenges for smallholders in bioenergy value chains and certification schemes in Peru, Mali and Thailand. [FAO Press Release] [Bioenergy and Food Security Criteria and Indicators (BEFSCI) Project]