Bioethanol production: bioenergy vs. food in Anhui province

The huge bioethanol was plant was established along with Chinese policy on renewable energy and biofuels which occupied marginal agricultural lands of farmers

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Land use conflicts
Resources agricultural products
Issues 1 social, 2 economical, 3 ecological, 4 cultural
Keywords bioethanol, maize, conflict, China, Anhui
Start date 2000
End date 2001
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Bioethanol producers has strong lobby from the government, local farmers are sufferring due to expansion of maize plantation
Barriers for dialogue the bioethanol plant despite of unorganized protests from local farmers, which were moved to other marginal areas from energy plantations
Forums for dialogue possibility for international actors (NGOs, consulting companies) to perform impact assessment or feasibility study and find alternative solutions
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation bringing all the actors to the table and hearing the voices
Comments the bioethanol plant was established in 2008, voices of farmers were never heard