Jakarta, (IANS) The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Monday stressed that the need of bio-fuel should not be at the sacrifice of food security as the world should be alert against food scarcity.
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A Norwegian company, ScanFuel Ltd., says its Ghanaian unit has contracted about 400,000 hectares of land, with up to 60 percent reserved for biofuel production, “not less” than 30 percent for food production and the remainder for biodiversity buffer zones.
According to the World Food Programme, 925 million people across the world currently do not have enough to eat. That number is increasing.
How consecutive governments have allowed and fuelled the rape of Ghanaians The time has never been riper for the people of Ghana to speak out about the terrible negligence of consecutive governments who have allowed horrendous land grabs by foreign nationals for the production of questionable biofuels from jatropha while the world is facing a …
THE World Bank has called for the relaxation of laws requiring crops to be blended into petrol, saying that they are contributing to the global food price crisis.
ACCRA, Ghana (AlertNet) – In Ghana, whether the biofuel crop jatropha will pluck rural farmers from poverty and reduce carbon emissions or displace farmers and gobble up land that could produce food depends very much on who you ask.
Accra, March 3 GNA – A retired Lecturer at the Soil Science Department, University of Ghana on Wednesday warned that the diversion of agricultural lands for the production of bio-fuels posed a treat to global food security.
In 2010 FSG reported on a report, compiled by international environmental pressure group Friends of the Earth (FoE), that says that the amount of land being taken in Africa to feed Europe’s increasing demand for biofuels is “underestimated and out of control.”
A new study says biofuels from the non-food plant, Jatropha are dangerous to the environment. These fuels seen as an alternative energy source, according to the study by three groups, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, ActionAid and Nature Kenya, could cause up to six times more carbon emissions than fossil fuels.
Accra, Oct. 18, GNA – Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture, on Monday noted that the commercial cultivation of cassava as an alternative source of bio-energy, would not compromise Ghana’s agricultural lands or threaten its food security.