Biofuels and Food Security: Biofuel Impact on Food Security by Tatsuji Koizumi

By Tatsuji Koizumi

Examining the connection among biofuels and foodstuff safeguard, this booklet offers an fiscal research of the contest among biofuels and nutrients. It covers the historic and present state of affairs of biofuels and meals safety in Brazil, China, Japan, united states, european, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and different nations. in addition it demonstrates that not just feedstock of agricultural product-based biofuels, but in addition cellulose-based biofuels can compete with food-related call for and agricultural assets. the problem of no matter if this pageant is sweet or undesirable for nutrients defense is explored, and this subject is tested at worldwide, nationwide, sub-national and family degrees.

In order to house strength safety, to lessen greenhouse gasoline emissions, and to bolster agricultural/rural improvement, biofuel creation and usage is expanding worldwide. the most the most important difficulties is the contest for assets among biofuel and nutrition. This biofuel and nutrients protection dialogue is anticipated to proceed into the longer term, and this publication proposes the motion that's had to take care of this factor on quite a few degrees.

Biofuel and foodstuff Security presents a useful source to undergraduates and researchers of economics, agricultural economics and renewable technological know-how, and likewise coverage makers occupied with govt or overseas enterprises. it's going to also be of curiosity to these hired in renewable strength and agriculture in an business capacity.

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9 million tons [19]. This implies that the Brazilian biodiesel program had an impact on the world soybean and soybean products (soybean oil and meal) markets. Thus, the Brazilian bioethanol and biodiesel program has an impact on its feedstock markets and related agricultural commodity markets. This chapter does not conclude that this impact is good or not for food security on a global, national, sub-national or household level. It is necessary to evaluate how the Brazilian biofuel program could impact food security at any level by using economic models.

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8 The world sugar and bioethanol markets have a strong influence on each other because more than half of most sugarcane goes toward bioethanol production in Brazil, which is the world’s largest producer of sugarcane and sugarcane-based bioethanol. Therefore, bioethanol developments in Brazil have considerable implications for world sugar markets. The Brazilian bioethanol program does not severely damage food security directly, because sugar is not a staple food. However, it is a crucial source of income for sugar-producing countries.

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