US government support for bioethanol contested by Global Hunger Index

Global Hunger Index questioning US state subsidies on bioethanol because of hunger in sub-Saharan Africa.

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 social, 2 cultural, 3 economical, 4 ecological
Keywords biofuel, famine, United States
Start date 2011
End date 2011
Reason(s) for conflict Raising political debate and public awareness on food-fuel dynamics.
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests NGOs is pushing abolishing of bioenergy project which leads to strengthening the hunger and increasing competition between energy sector and food
Barriers for dialogue different perspective on the same problem
Forums for dialogue joint and open dialog
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation