Misuse of agricultural land for fuel production

Other Names:
Energy cropping

Energy cropping - agricultural production for the purpose of manufacturing ethanol for fuel - by traditional food exporters is likely to reduce exportable food surpluses and increase international food prices. By reducing domestic food supplies (thus resulting in upward pressures on domestic food prices), wages would be forced up, real incomes be reduced, particularly among the poor, and social unrest would result.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST