Open letter against biofuel subsidies

80 civil society organisations argued that artificial demand for biofuels is undermining the right to food, causing increases in food insecurity, malnutrition, and land-grabbing. Open letter distributed in UN sponsored Committee on world food security meeting in Rome

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts
Resources agricultural residues
Issues 1 economical, 2 social, 3 ecological, 4 cultural
Keywords biofuels, food security, committee on world food security
Start date 2013
End date
Reason(s) for conflict Subsidies for biofuels are adding to food security and malnutrition, contributing to food price rises and volatility, to land-grabbing, to the displacement of food production, to water grabbing and greater water scarcity
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Over 80 NGOs have signed a petition against the biofuel in a sence that it undermine the value of food
Barriers for dialogue different positions of the interested parties upon the matter
Forums for dialogue the open dialog with possibility to express opinion and pros and cons assessment
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation joint and open communication