Food and biofuels in debate (Agri Dees)
- Impact Area
Agri Dees published a summary of an IFPRI seminar. Agri Dees states that the Russian invasion of Ukraine triggered deep geopolitical upheavals and a crisis on the food and energy security fronts. Agriculture is at the center of this crisis issue: to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, can we dedicate part of agricultural production to the manufacture of biofuels without affecting food security?
The debate is not new, but the economic consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict give it burning relevance. To temper the passions in this debate which tends to oppose food and biofuels, it would be necessary to widen the field of data to those who participate in the balance of the choices of diets. The Covid-19 and Ukraine crisis situations have demonstrated the links between energy and food security and it is the responsibility of public decision-makers to know how to associate them to ensure the general security conditions that they owe to their fellow citizens.