State of food and agriculture 2008

One of FAO’s flagship publications has recently been published: “The State of Food and Agriculture 2008”

This issue concentrates on biofuels and looks at answering the following questions:

Do biofuels threaten food security?
Will biofuels reduce greenhouse gases?
Do biofuels put land, water and biodiversity resources at risk?
Can biofuels help promote agricultural development?
How do we balance the risks and opportunities of biofuels?

An executive summary is available as well the possibility of downloading the full publication.


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Maintained by staff at Bioversity International Library, this blog aims to provide readers with updates on new information resources within the field of plant genetic resources (PGR), agrobiodiversity and conservation; [with a little fun thrown in as well].
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2 Responses to State of food and agriculture 2008

  1. Jeremy says:

    Just come across this website today. Very useful – thank you for highlighting these reports. Not the kind of thing one stumbles upon every day.

  2. Bioversity Library says:

    Thanks Jeremy – glad to be of help. It’s also great to get feedback on the resources we highlight. Cheers!

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