Reports: Biofuels in the EU increased land grabbing

The World Bank has just published a report that says biofuels policies in the EU and the U.S. have caused land rush in Africa and other developing regions of the world, displacing the areas used for diet. The World Bank estimated that biofuels are responsible for one fifth of newly acquired land.

See: World Bank Report "Rising Global Interest in Farmland - Can it yield sustainable and equitable benefits?"


A document from the Friends of the Earth says that about 5 million hectares of land throughout 11 countries in Africa, a region as large as Denmark, are being acquired for the development of biofuels. See: "Africa: land (s) of all covetousness - Magnitude and consequences of hoarding land to produce biofuels. See: 

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