Impacts of agrofuel
production on land-use and water in semi-arid area: case of Piura-Chira, Peru.
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
9); and hundreds of NGOs and local groups have joined forces to pressure for a Moratorium on Agrofuel
Targets in the European Union (p.
Nevertheless, the introduction of the ILUC factors, even at a later stage, hangs like the sword of Damocles over agrofuel
producers, in particular the biodiesel industry, which will be heavily taxed for its greenhouse gas emissions.
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).
Although the cost of animal feed (previously maize now refined to ethanol) has vastly increased, adding US$ one billion to the cost of beef production, the US congress missed the opportunity to reduce the target in October 2008, and the new administration promised to keep subsidizing agrofuel
2 billion, further threatened by unpredictable climate chaos and the additional pressures of agrofuel