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@article{Kline,
author = {Kline, KL and Msangi, S and Dale, VH and Woods, J and Souza, GM and Osseweijer, P and Clancy, JS and Hilbert, JA and Mugera, HK and McDonnell, PC and Johnson, FX},
journal = {Global Change Biology Bioenergy},
title = {Reconciling biofuels and food security: priorities for action},
url = {http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/30128},
}

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AB - Addressing the challenges of understanding and managing complex interactions among food security, biofuels, and resource management requires a focus on specific contextual problems and opportunities. The United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals prioritize food and energy security; bioenergy plays an important role in achieving both goals. Effective food security programs begin by clearly defining the problem and asking, “What can be done to effectively assist people at high risk?” Headlines and cartoons that blame biofuels for food insecurity may reflect good intentions but mislead the public and policy makers because they obscure the main drivers of local food insecurity and ignore opportunities for biofuels to contribute to solutions. Applying sustainability guidelines to bioenergy will help achieve near- and long- term goals to eradicate hunger. Priorities for achieving successful synergies between bioenergy and food security include (1) clarifying communications with clear and consistent terms, (2) recognizing that food and bioenergy need not compete for land and instead, need to be integrated with improved resource management, (3) investing in innovations to build capacity and infrastructure such as rural agricultural extension and technology, (4) promoting stable prices that incentivize local production, (5) adopting flex crops that can provide food along with other products and services to society, and (6) engaging stakeholders in identifying and assessing specific opportunities for biofuels to improve food security. Systematic monitoring and analysis to support adaptive management and continual improvement are essential elements to build synergies and help society equitably meet growing demands for both food and energy.
AU - Kline,KL
AU - Msangi,S
AU - Dale,VH
AU - Woods,J
AU - Souza,GM
AU - Osseweijer,P
AU - Clancy,JS
AU - Hilbert,JA
AU - Mugera,HK
AU - McDonnell,PC
AU - Johnson,FX
SN - 1757-1693
TI - Reconciling biofuels and food security: priorities for action
T2 - Global Change Biology Bioenergy
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/30128
ER -