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ODI Briefings


Information, analysis and key recommendations on broad or high-level development and humanitarian topics, with the aim to inform and influence policy. ODI Briefings are authoritative, credible and decisive in tone, with actionable policy recommendations based on solid empirical evidence.

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Biofuels and local food security: what does the evidence say?

Publication - Briefing papers - 28 March 2014
​As EU governments debate how to increase the volume of low-carbon fuels in the energy mix, they must ensure that adding more biofuels does not worsen hunger in poor countries. While modelling research indicates that rising demand for biofuels can increase global food prices, existing evidence does not allow us to state categorically that biofuels projects worsen local food security in developing countries.