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The effects of the production and the use of agrofuels on human rights: the right to water

The entire production cycle of agrofuels, from sowing to processing, requires a great amount of water: both for irrigation of crops and the phases of processing raw materials to obtain oil or gas. ...

Last update 19 Apr 2012
In a clearing in the Myinbyin Forest Range, Central Burma, FAO expert J.L. Briggs (right), of Australia, supervises the work as a tractor winches up logs of teak wood and hauls them away to the dispatch point.

The production of agrofuels: the impact on the environment

Observing the entire cycle of the agricultural process needed to the agrofuels production some issues raised in relation to the environmental protection. The following are the main concerns emerged ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011