The Report presents the analytical framework developed by the BEFS project
which examines the relationship between food security and bioenergy.
The report also provides an overview of the BEFS tool box used to carryout the
quantitative analysis on the dynamics of the bioenergy and food
security interfaces. The report is meant to acquaint the general
public and in particular policy makers with the BEFS Analytical Framework,
the tools that it offers and how these tools can be applied to assist
policy makers in making informed decisions on the basis of clear
information concerning the many varied consequences of bioenergy
developments on food security, poverty reduction and agriculture
development and economic growth. This analytical framework has been
implemented in Peru, Tanzania and Thailand. The results of the country
implementations are published in the FAO Environment and Natural Resources
Management working paper series.