Agriculture 2012, 2(4), 414-435; doi:10.3390/agriculture2040414

Biofuels and the Future of Food: Competition and Complementarities

International Food Policy Research Institute, 2033 K Street, Washington, DC 20006, USA
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Received: 14 September 2012; in revised form: 12 November 2012 / Accepted: 19 November 2012 / Published: 11 December 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biofuels, Food Security, and Accompanying Environmental Concerns)
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Abstract: In this paper, we draw the key linkages between future biofuels growth on agricultural commodity prices, and highlight some of the key uncertainties over OECD fuel and energy policies, and their implications for global agricultural markets and the world food situation. Our results show some of the implications that biofuels expansion has on crop area expansion in regions where environmental concerns exist over land use change and the possible impacts on the environment. We also point to some promising areas for future research and specify some implications for policy interventions.
Keywords: biofuels; agriculture; agricultural markets and trade; food security

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Tokgoz, S.; Zhang, W.; Msangi, S.; Bhandary, P. Biofuels and the Future of Food: Competition and Complementarities. Agriculture 2012, 2, 414-435.

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Tokgoz S, Zhang W, Msangi S, Bhandary P. Biofuels and the Future of Food: Competition and Complementarities. Agriculture. 2012; 2(4):414-435.

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Tokgoz, Simla; Zhang, Wei; Msangi, Siwa; Bhandary, Prapti. 2012. "Biofuels and the Future of Food: Competition and Complementarities." Agriculture 2, no. 4: 414-435.

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