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Agrofuels Rising oil prices coupled with the need to cut down the energy dependency from politically unstable oil producing countries, has pushed Northern nations to boost the production of large scale biofuels, also known as agrofuels. This is severely impacting vulnerable communities and ecosystems in the South. Land grabbing by large companies happens to the detriment of local livelihoods, forests and human rights.


Friends of the Earth International informs citizens about the negative consequences of agrofuel production. We also campaign for financial institutions to stop supporting the agrofuels sector, and we support local communities in defense of their livelihoods.


Find out more about the work we are doing to resist agrofuels


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Europe's demand for palm oil is driving deforestation and land-grabbing. One of the leading suppliers of "green" palm oil to Europe is illegally encroaching upon Indonesian forest and peat land, according to a report published by Friends of the Earth Europe.
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