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Fuelling exclusion? The biofuels boom and poor people's access to land

Lorenzo Cotula, Nat Dyer, Sonja Vermeulen

Report/paper, 72 pages

What are the impacts of the increasing spread of biofuels on access to land in producer countries, particularly for poorer rural people? Biofuels could revitalise rural agriculture and livelihoods – or, where there are competing claims on land – exclude poorer land and resource users. This study documents current knowledge on current and potential impacts of commercial biofuel production for access to land in Africa, Latin America and Asia, charting both negative experiences and promising approaches.

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  • IIED code: 12551IIED
  • Published: May 2008 - FAO and IIED
  • Area: Africa, Asia, South America
  • Theme: Land acquisitions and rights
  • ISBN: 978-1-84369-702-2
  • Language: English

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