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IDB, Biofuels and Rural Economic Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2010

IDB, Biofuels and Rural Economic Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2010

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BiofuelsandRural Economic DevelopmentinLatin America and the Caribbean
Servicio de América Latina y el CaribeDivisión del Centro de InversionesOrganización de la Naciones Unidaspara la Agricultura y la Alimentación
Cooperation ProgrammeFAO/ Inter-American Development Bank Latin America and the Caribbean ServiceInvestment Centre Division
The authors are José Falck-Zepeda, Research Fellow and Co-Leader of the GeneticResources Policies Project, Environment and Production Technology Division, IFPRI,Siwa Msangi, Research Fellow, Environment and Production Technology Division, IFPRITimothy Sulser, Research Analyst, Environment and Production Technology Division,IFPRI Patricia Zambrano, Research Analyst, Environment and Production TechnologyDivision, IFPRI, and Cesar Falconi, Chief of Latin America and the Caribbean Service,Investment Centre, FAO.The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Tolulope Olufinbiyi, Bella Nestarovaand Aluma Dembo in providing useful data that has been used in this report. We areindebted to the advice and references given by Peter Pfaumann of GTZ/IADB and for thecomments by Nancy Jesurun, Arnaldo Vieira de Carvalho and Gabriel Montes.Special thanks to Hannah Jones for data collection and compilation and Mandy Ewing for support with proofreading the report. All of their valuable comments are very muchappreciated, but the responsibility lies solely on the authors of the report. We also thank Silvia Vera and Rossana Pavoni for their editorial assistance.The authors also thank the support of the German Strategic Partnership on RenewableEnergy (Cofinancing Agreement) through the Technical Cooperation Renewable Energyand Energy Efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean, ATN/GC-9394-RS, whichmade it possible to carry out the present study.
Internal TCI No: 2010/015 FAO-IDB-LACThe designations employed and the presentation of material in this information product do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of theFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
The articles that appear in this publication are the property of and have been published with authorization of the Inter-American Development Bank ©2010.All rights reserved. Reproduction and dissemination of material in this information product for educational or other non-commercial purposes are authorized without any prior written permission from the copyright holders providedthe source is fully acknowledged. Reproduction of material in this information product for resale or other commercial purposes is prohibited without written permission of the copyright holders. Applications for such permission should be addressed to: Director, Investment Centre, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome,Italy, or by e-mail to Investment-Centre@fao.org 
Programa de Cooperación FAO/Banco MundialServicio de América Latina y el Caribe
BIOFUELS AND RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTIN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEANPrepared by  José Falck-ZepedaSiwa MangiTimothy SulserPatricia ZambranoCesar Falconi
 Working Paper LAC/02/10 January 2010
Cooperative ProgrammeFAO/Inter-American Development Bank Latin America and Caribbean ServiceInvestment Centre Division

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