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ICRAF Releases Paper on Biodiesel in the Amazon

November 2010: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has released a working paper titled "Biodiesel in the Amazon," which addresses the approaches taken by Brazilian Federal and state governments to consider the social and environmental sustainability of soybean and palm oil production in the Amazon.

The paper provides a literature review of agroenergy policy in the Amazon. It highlights that, though federal and state governments are taking studies into account, palm oil developments will need improved policy and monitoring. ICRAF is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).  [ICRAF Study]