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Information about biofuels and bioenergy in Peru.


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  • FAO's Tool Weighs Pros and Cons of Biofuels, 7 June 2011 by AllAfrica.com: "Calculating the costs and benefits of investing in biofuels may become easier for policymakers with a guide launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)."
    • "The Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS) Analytical Framework, released last month (17 May), was developed over the past three years and tested in Peru, Tanzania and Thailand."
    • "Heiner Thofern, head of the BEFS project, said that the goal is to help policymakers make informed decisions on whether development of bioenergy is a viable option for their countries and, if so, identify policies that will maximise benefits for the economy and minimise risks to food security."
    • Chris Buddenhagen, council coordinator of the Hawaii Invasive Species Council who developed a tool for assessing the risk of invasion by biofuel species, also welcomed the method, but warned that it seems hard to use and difficult to apply quickly to make the best policy decisions."
    • "He also said the tool neglects some important issues, such as biodiversity and the invasiveness of biofuel species."[2]
  • Peru's agriculture minister seeks restrictions on biofuel production, 20 May 2008 by the International Herald Tribune: "Peru's government plans to restrict biofuel production to secure its food supply, the country's agricultural minister said Tuesday."
    • The plans are "to restrict the cultivation of crops destined for biofuels on land currently used to produce food....Clearing of forested land for biofuel production will also be prohibited."
    • "Last month, President Alan Garcia blamed rising food prices on the global push to convert cropland to the production of alternative fuels like ethanol."[3]

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