Global agriculture is one of humanity’s great success stories, but agricultural production has come at high environmental and social costs. Over the last few decades, many different sustainable agricultural solutions have been developed in response to problems, such as soil degradation, overdrawn and polluted water supplies, biodiversity loss and socio-economic inequities.
In line with the trend towards more sustainable food systems, Agroecological practices, research and policies have seen exponential growth in the last decade. At the same time Agroecology has not yet become mainstreamed within the broader context of science and development work.
“Biofuels: A Guide for the Confused” is written primarily for field staff and decision-makers involved in biofuel development. It assumes no previous or specialist knowledge of biofuels in terms of their technical/engineering characteristics or biological/cultivation aspects of biofuel feedstocks.