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FAO/UNEP/UN-Energy Bioenergy Decision Support Tool -
MODULE 8: Impacts
QUESTIONS AND SUB-QUESTIONS
REFERENCES
To what extent will feedstock production affect the volatility of prices of key staples
which vulnerable households buy on the market?
Food Insecurity and Vulnerability Information
and Mapping Systems (FIVIMS)
Do vulnerable households have robust coping strategies to buffer price volatility?
Do other safety nets exist to protect against temporary food insecurity?
Food stability
FOOD STABILITY: to what extent will bioenergy production affect vulnerable household access to food at any time?
QUESTIONS AND SUB-QUESTIONS
REFERENCES
To what extent will increased demand for agricultural commodities for
bioenergy production affect the prices of key staple foods? At the national
level? In the local area?
FAO, Commodity Simulation Model (COSIMO)
To what extent will feedstock production affect the availability and cost of main
inputs to the production of key staples? At the national level and in the specifc
area of the bioenergy investment?
FAO, 2010, BEFS Analytical Framework
FAO, 2011. BEFSCI project
Is the production of feedstocks likely to increase land prices in the area? Now,
and in the future? Who will be affected?
To what extent will feedstock production affect the availability of water for
staple food production? Now, and in the future?
Global Water Partnership, ToolBox – Integrated
Water Resources Management.
To what extent will feedstock production affect the cost of water access, if
more accessible resources are tapped for feedstock production? Now, and in
the future?
How will increased use of agricultural inputs for feedstock production affect
input availability for food production? Now, and in the future?
To what extent will a change in input costs for food production be refected in
food prices at national and local levels?
Global Information and Early Warning System for
Food and Agriculture; http://www.fao.org/giews/
pricetool/
To what extent will increased prices of agricultural commodities related to
bioenergy production affect vulnerable households?
World Food Program (WFP): Vulnerability Analysis
and Mapping (VAM)
Are vulnerable households net sellers or net buyers of these commodities? Worldbank, Living Standards Measurement Study
(LSMS)
How signifcant are the affected commodities in their food baskets? Do
appropriate and acceptable substitutes exist?
FAOSTAT, national statistics
Have formal compensation schemes been put in place to compensate
vulnerable households who cannot afford an adequate diet as a result of price
changes?
Do safety nets (formal and informal) exist that buffer price impacts on
vulnerable households?
Food access
FOOD ACCESS: To what extent will bioenergy production affect vulnerable household access to food?