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agrofuels

Friends of the Earth International and member group publications on agrofuels.

 

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

An analysis of the ‘sustainable intensification’ of agriculture

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Food not fuel: agrofuels, food prices and hunger

This briefing gives a summary of how agrofuels impact food prices and what this means for the world’s poorest people.

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Lords of the Land: Analysis of Land Grabbing in Mozambique

Friends of the Earth Mozambique and the National Farmers Union of Mozambique, March 2011: This report uses case studies to analyse the practice of land grabbing taking place in Mozambique.

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Land, life and justice

How land grabbing in Uganda is affecting the environment, livelihoods and food sovereignty of communities

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Farming money

Friends of the Earth Europe, January 2012: How European banks, pension funds and insurance companies are increasing global hunger and poverty by speculating on food prices and financing land grabs in poorer countries.

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jatropha: money doesn't grow on trees

Friends of the Earth International, January 2011: Jatropha is still being touted as a biofuel wonder crop. But there is evidence that jatropha does not deliver on its promises. This new report lists ten reasons why jatropha is neither a profitable nor a sustainable investment.

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jatropha: money doesn't grow on trees - summary

Friends of the Earth International, January 2011: Jatropha is still being touted as a biofuel wonder crop. But there is evidence that jatropha does not deliver on its promises. This new report lists ten reasons why jatropha is neither a profitable nor a sustainable investment.

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the agrofuels debate in africa: challenges and opportunities

Friends of the Earth Nigeria, November 2008: Mitigating Climate Change, Providing Food Security and Self-Reliance for Rural Livelihoods.

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Jatropha: wonder crop? - Experience from Swaziland

Friends of the Earth England Wales and Northern Ireland / Swaziland, May 2009: Local non-government organisations (NGOs) have raised concerns about the social and environmental impacts of jatropha and studies have questioned some of the claims made about jatropha’s benefits. This report highlights those concerns for media and policy makers and questions some of the claims being made by D1 Oils and others for biofuel from jatropha.

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Complaint to the ASA about Malaysian Palm Oil Council

June 2009, Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland's: A complaint to the Advertising Standards Association (ASA) on the Malaysian Palm Oil Council's misleading green claims. In September 2009 the ASA called for the advertisement in question to to be withdrawn.

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Position paper: plantations are not forests

Friends of the Earth International, July 2010: Tree plantations are not forests. They are a monoculture which causes huge impacts throughout the world. Plantations are a huge number of very rapidly growing single species of trees of the same age that are sawn to occupy considerable land areas, with very high consumption of soil nutrients and water. When they reach their reproductive cycle, they are all cut down to the ground.

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Africa: up for grabs

Friends of the Earth Europe and Africa, August 2010: The African continent is increasingly being seen as a source of agricultural land and natural resources for the rest of the world. National governments and private companies are obtaining access to land across the continent to grow crops for food and fuel to meet growing demand from mainly overseas countries. This report discusses the scale and impact of land grabbing for agrofuels.

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Losing the plot: Jatropha in India

Friends of the Earth Europe, January 2010: As India’s economy has grown, its energy demand has increased rapidly and the Indian government has looked to alternative supplies, including biofuels. The jatropha plant – a bush native to South America which grows in dry areas and can produce oil-rich seeds – has been identified as an ideal source of biodiesel, with a target set to replace 20% of diesel consumption by 2017. However, evidence suggests that jatropha grown in its present form is unlikely to deliver the benefits its supporters have promised.

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the jatropha trap? the realities of farming jatropha in mozambique

Friends of the Earth International, September 2010: In Mozambique, the debate on agrofuels has advanced steadily over the last five years, fueled by industry speculation and demand, grand promises, and foreign interests. Meanwhile the Mozambican government is rushing to create favourable conditions for investors in the industry as quickly as possible, at the expense of Mozambicans' civil rights. This study evaluates jatropha production in Mozambique and highlights the significant gap between the rhetoric and reality.

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