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Title: Social and Gender Dimensions of the Biofuels and Food Debates
Author(s): Summerfield, Gale
Subject(s): Gender inequity Biofuels Food
Abstract: Volatility of prices for petroleum, biofuels, and food has had broad social impacts over the last two years and raised many questions. Drawing on experiences of countries, such as Brazil, the US, and China, this paper explores global and regional social and gender issues related to biofuel production. Differentials in opportunities and challenges for women and men are contrasted for rural and urban aspects of food security associated with biofuel production. Gender issues in production and consumption of biofuel and food crops are explored. Finally the paper proposes some policy revisions and international coordination of efforts.
Issue Date: 2009-03
Genre: Presentation / Lecture / Speech
Type: Text
Language: English
Publication Status: unpublished
Peer Reviewed: not peer reviewed
Sponsor: Title VI National Resource Center Grant (P015A060066)
Date Available in IDEALS: 2009-05-13

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