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Sustainable bioenergy development in UEMOA Member Countries
United Nations Foundation
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In the arid and semi-arid regions of Africa that encompass most countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) — Bénin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinée Bissau, Mali, Niger, Sénégal, and Togo — the challenges of land degradation and desertification, compounded by the lack of access to energy and effects of climate change, are alarming. This report, led by the UN Foundation, in partnership with the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development and the Energy and Security Group, identifies opportunities, assesses constraints, identifies trade-offs, and outlines key policy issues for promoting sustainable production and use of bioenergy in the eight member countries of UEMOA. It also provides appropriate data to guide governments and international organizations as they consider smallholder production schemes to broaden the use of bioenergy as part of a comprehensive agriculture sector strategy, while reducing poverty and arresting environmental degradation.
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