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Agriculture 2016, 6(2), 19; doi:10.3390/agriculture6020019

The Role of Bioenergy in Enhancing Energy, Food and Ecosystem Sustainability Based on Societal Perceptions and Preferences in Asia

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Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Telegraphenberg, 14473 Potsdam, Germany
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Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB), Philippines
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Madras School of Economics, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Chennai 600 025, India
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School of System Science, Beijing Normal University, No. 19 Xinjiekouwai Street, Beijing 100875, China
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School of Environmental Science and Management, University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB), Philippines
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Department of Community and Environmental Resource Planning, College of Human Ecology, UPLB, Philippines
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Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics, UPLB, Philippines
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Academic Editor: Stephen J. Herbert
Received: 6 April 2016 / Revised: 11 April 2016 / Accepted: 18 April 2016 / Published: 25 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Agriculture)
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This paper discussed the analysis of the survey on sustainability of bioenergy conducted in the Philippines, India and China. It acquired general perceptions of the people by asking them (a) specific questions about their level of familiarity with bioenergy; (b) relationship of their work to bioenergy; and (c) their opinion on contribution of various feedstock on the economy and impact of bioenergy production on food security. In addition to these questions, we estimated preference weights of various feedstock based on the conjoint choices on bioenergy’s contribution to social stability, social welfare and ecological balance. The estimates revealed significant trade-offs not only among these three dimensions of sustainability but also the relative importance of energy security, food security and ecosystem capacity to other economic, social and environmental objectives. The types of first generation feedstock that are currently used for biofuel production in the respective countries and those that offer alternative household use are perceived as important to the economy and preferred bioenergy feedstock. Based on the results of the study, the preferred role of bioenergy for sustainable development reflects the social and economic concerns in the respective Asian countries, e.g., energy security in China, food security in India, and ecosystem degradation in the Philippines. View Full-Text
Keywords: Asia; bioenergy; biofuel; conjoint analysis; ecosystem capacity; energy security; food security; nexus; sustainability Asia; bioenergy; biofuel; conjoint analysis; ecosystem capacity; energy security; food security; nexus; sustainability
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Acosta, L.A.; Magcale-Macandog, D.B.; Kumar, K.S.K.; Cui, X.; Eugenio, E.A.; Macandog, P.B.M.; Salvacion, A.R.; Eugenio, J.M.A. The Role of Bioenergy in Enhancing Energy, Food and Ecosystem Sustainability Based on Societal Perceptions and Preferences in Asia. Agriculture 2016, 6, 19.

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