Biofuels and Rural Economic Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
AbstractThis report analyzes the current state of R&D in agricultural biotechnology in Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of development of the sector. The objectives of this report where first to estimate biofuel production potential based on current land use, productivity patterns and available technologies, examine the determinants of energy and biofuel supply and demand, and finally, develop a forward looking analysis of the long term impact of biofuel expansion in Latin America and its effects on prices, trade, food security, malnutrition and other indicators. The analysis of the current feedstock production possibilities show that most countries in Latin America continue to lag behind in terms of productivity, with a few exceptions. This conclusion leads to the need to further support strengthening the agricultural sector by improving input and output markets and value added chains.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications with number 37798.
Date of creation: Jan 2011
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Agricultural policy; Agricultural research & extension; Research & Development;
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- Falck-Zepeda, Jose Benjamin & Msangi, Siwa & Sulser, Timothy B. & Zambrano, Patricia, 2008. "Biofuels and Rural Economic Development in Latin America and the Caribbean," 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida 6113, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
- NEP-AGR-2011-10-15 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2011-10-15 (All new papers)
- NEP-EFF-2011-10-15 (Efficiency & Productivity)
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