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TheBioenergy and Food Security (BEFS) Approach of FAO supports countries in developing evidence based bioenergy policies derived from country level information and cross institutional dialogue involving relevant stakeholders. More specifically, the BEFS Approach consists of a multidisciplinary and integrated set of tools and guidance that can support countries throughout the following key steps of the bioenergy policy development and implementation process:Assessment of the sustainable bioenergy potential, based on an assessment of land suitability and production costs, and through an analysis of the environmental and socio-economic dimensions and implications of different bioenergy development pathways, with particular emphasis on food security;Risk prevention and management, through good environmental and socio-economic practices and related policy instruments;Investment screening and appraisal through the web-based BEFS Operator Level Tool; andImpact monitoring, evaluation and response at both national and project levels.  

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Product Type
Knowledge & Learning
Focus Area
Climate Resilient Development
Low Carbon Development
Scope / Extension
Regional
National
Sub-national, Project, & Local/Community level
Sector
Methodological Steps
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
All
Languages
EN,FR,SP
License
notspecified
Contact Name
Irini Maltsoglo
Contact Email
irini.maltsoglou@fao.org
Identifier
f2e56cf9-b7e3-4c00-9aba-32f98ecfb2da
e-Learning available
Facilitated Learning Avalable
Facilitated Learning Avalable
Discussion Forum
Yes