Brazilian case shows that geographic planning, through hydro-information systems, allows for integrated planning and efficient use of water, energy, and food resources.
IICA supports the inclusion of agricultural producers in an initiative by the Ministry of Agriculture that seeks to use biomass to produce biofuels in the country.
The aim of the studies being carried out in countries of the region is to find commercial varieties of Jatropha that can be used to produce pure vegetable oil, biodiesel and biokerosene.
A consortium of researchers will launch an e-consultation on the formulation of policy recommendations aimed at promoting bioeconomy development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
During a scientific symposium, IICA promoted the use of energy sources that are not in competition with food production and which are environmentally sustainable, as well as innovative techniques that reduce production cost of bio-fuels.
Rising oil prices, the fall in the volume of certain Japanese imports, and the possible effect of the nuclear disaster on exports were some of the problems analyzed.