Good Socio-Economic Practices in Modern Bioenergy Production: Minimizing Risks and Increasing Opportunities for Food Security

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Source:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
Authors:
Elizabeth Beall
Andrea Rossi
Date:
1 December 2011

In light of the fact that bioenergy production can have a number of socio-economic impacts (both positive and negative), this report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations presents several best practices to promote the positive impacts and minimize the negative ones. The main socio-economic impacts investigated are access to land; employment, wages, and labour conditions; income generation and inclusion of smallholders; local food security; community development; energy security and local access to energy; and gender equity.