Summary brochure of the “2025 Fields for Food or Fuel?” project has been published

Jan 04
2009

A brochure has been published by the United Nations Foundation that summarizes of the key insights emerging from the “2025 Fields for Food or Fuel” project. This multistakeholder effort was initiated, designed and implemented by shiftN in collaboration with Geneva-based Giract (www.giract.com). The aim of the project was to better understand how in the future biomass will be produced and consumed on this planet. This question is particularly important given the increasing competition for biomass for different uses: food, animal feed, fuel and fibre. The project brought together a mixed group of stakeholders, including industry representatives, NGOs, academic experts and policy makers. Funding was provided by three agrifood companies (Jungbunzlauer, Nutreco and Cosun) and by the UN Foundation. The latter provided us with an additional grant to produce a summary brochure for a wider audience. 5000 copies will be distributed by the UN Foundation itself. The brochure explains the background to the project and outlines the four scenarios resulting from the work. Prof. André Faaij from Copernicus Institute, University of Utrecht (Netherlands), who acted as scientific advisor to the project, provided the brochure’s introduction. It is available on by request or it can be downloaded here.

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