4. Analysis of opportunities for forest-based bioenergy production that benefit local people in developing countries
The production of bioenergy can provide an opportunity for many
developing countries to diversify agricultural and forestry activities,
reduce dependence on fossil fuels (mainly oil) and contribute to rural
income generation and economic growth in a sustainable manner.
Learning lessons from large-scale bioenergy development
This activity generates a regional overview of bioenergy
development and its impacts, and documents lessons learned from
country-level assessments of large-scale bioenergy development to-date.
Emphasis is placed on environmental, social and economic
implications, including gender-differentiated impacts.
Analysing the potential for sustainable bionergy
production in sub-Saharan Africa that benefits local people
Analysis focuses on which policies, including tenure reform and
transparency of investment-related decision making, have the potential
to ensure bioenergy development does not result in communities
being alienated from forest land and resources they currently
Analysing opportunities for rural bioenergy
Analysis focuses on rural forest-based bioenergy enterprise
development in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on constraints and
opportunities for leveraging greater benefits for local people. The
objective is to support the development of policies which can assist
suitable developing countries in capturing the local livelihood benefits
of bioenergy, while addressing environmental concerns in an appropriate
Oil palm plantation nursery workers in Papua,
Photo by Agus Andrianto
A man in Burkina Faso produces charcoal, destined for the Bamako market.
Photo by Daniel Tiveau