GRFA: Biofuels Support Rural Communities

Cindy Zimmerman

grfa_logo2As the world’s Agriculture Minister’s gather in Berlin at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) is calling on ministers to include biofuels for agricultural investment and to improve food security in the world’s most impoverished areas.

“It has been shown that developing a biofuels industry can attract significant agricultural investment to the countries that need it most.” said Bliss Baker, spokesperson for the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance. “Unlike crude oil nations who are prosperous because of their geographic location, a biofuels industry can be developed anywhere because of the wide array of feedstocks. This means any state, especially developing countries, can advance their economy by becoming a biofuel capital.”

The GFFA is an international political event that includes high level discussions focused on the central issues regarding the future of the global agri-food industry. This year’s topic for the International GFFA Panel Discussion is “Responsible investment in the food and agriculture sectors – A key factor for food security and rural development.”

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