Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative (SECCI/IDB) / Biofuels production studies. Tropical Belt – Africa, Central America and the Caribbean. 2013

Objective: Study and sustainable exploitation of agricultural potential in 12 countries in the Tropical Belt, 6 of which are located in Africa: Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mozambique, Senegal and Zambia. This first phase of the program involved attracting private investment for food and biofuels production in Mozambique.

The main goal was to formulate an agricultural development plan that contributed to social and economic development by engaging private investment to promote a sustainable production system and poverty reduction. Until 2013 the project planted millions of hectares of biomass for ethanol and biodiesel production; 100,000 jobs have been created in the first phase; youth have received leadership and management training; dependence on fossil fuel has been reduced by 10 per cent of total consumption; electricity has been distributed to remote communities; and the beneficiary population is currently approximately 1 million.

FGV received from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) the best South-South Cooperation award for Leadership, in the context of the Global South-South Development Expo 2012, in which it took part upon recommendation of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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