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Bioenergy and food security: The BEFS analysis for Thailand
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Bioenergy developments are high on many countries' agendas today in an effort to improve energy access, energy security and in the context of concerted efforts towards lowering global green house gas emissions. Over time, however, serious concerns on the food security impacts, social feasibility and sustainability of bioenergy have arisen, especially with first generation bioenergy. In this context FAO, with generous funding from the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV), set up the Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS) project to assess how bioenergy developments could be implemented without hindering food security. Over its term, the BEFS project has been supporting Peru, Tanzania and Thailand in assessing the feasibility of the bioenergy sector, potential impacts on food security, growth and poverty. In this effort, BEFS has constructed an Analytical Framework that can assist countries with the development of bioenergy policy and/or clarification of the potential impacts of the bioenergy developments. The analysis presented in this document is the implementation of the BEFS Analytical Framework in Thailand. As part of its activites, BEFS is also running training programmes in the countries to ensure full ownership, replicability and potential extensions to the analysis presented.
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