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24 April 2013
Organisation: Utrecht University
Restoration Of Rural Landscapes For Food Security

Bioenergy from degraded land

Presented as part of the workshop: South at the Steering Wheel – Improving sustainability in land investment for bioenergy in sub-Saharan Africa

29th May 2012, 08:00 – 17:30

Naturvårdsverket (Swedish EPA), Stockholm, Sweden

Speaker: Birka Wicke, Utrecht University (Netherlands)

The challenges of using degraded lands for bioenergy production is discussed by Birka Wicke, who:

  • encourages research to define the positive effects of bioenergy production on such lands
  • sees difficulty in correctly assessing the value of degraded land to rural communities, and the ecosystem services provided, as part of feasibility studies for bioenergy projects.
  • emphasizes the risk that more commercial use of degraded land may result in water
  • shortage, spreading of invasive drought-resistant species and other imbalances
These Slides are part of our event:

Past event


South at the Steering Wheel

The goal of the day is to use a number of presentations in the morning on related topics to develop a common base in the formation of guidelines for an informed update on crucial topics for...

29 May 2012
Stockholm, Sweden