This includes demonstrating potential negative impacts on water resources, land use and food security at an early stage, so as to be able to reduce these impacts in further stages of planning and promote sustainable agrofuel
production also diverts crops from food needs to energy needs, bringing more pressure on agricultural supplies.
The resort constantly carries out research with Cirad, a French institute for agrofuel
research abroad, on different strains of jatropha.
A commodities-touting 2005 study sponsored by future bailout glutton AIG and promoted by Goldman Sachs increased the fad, as did real-life supply and demand stresses such as the increasing use of agrofuel
Commercial projects, including one already operational in northern Mexico, are growing salicornia as agrofuel
feedstock for the aviation sector.
Local populations in the global south were described as being "dispossessed" by "large scale monoculture agrofuel
building big dams may result in loss of ancestral lands and livelihoods; devoting forests and lands to agrofuel
may have serious implications on food sovereignty; and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation or REDD may target indigenous people even as they fail to stop and penalise commercial logging).
2 billion, further threatened by unpredictable climate chaos and the additional pressures of agrofuel
The world food emergency "is a symptom of larger systemic failures, like the promotion of large-scale agrofuel
production and the corporate control of the food system," said Ndougou Fall, president of the West African farmers' organization Roppa.
In the long run, agrofuel
development will greatly speed up the global environmental destruction, desertification, and hunger.
expansion means more intensive agriculture and thus more agro-chemicals (including synthetic fertilizers).
production can only exacerbate climate change, extending the agricultural frontier and is clearly unsustainable on this count alone, as the article Agroenergy Myths and Impacts reports (pp.