due to climatic conditions, land availability and the advanced experience of some of their countries, Latin America and the Caribbean has a huge potential for developing various projects related to new source known as bio-energy or agroenergy. To move towards this goal, the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean organized in close collaboration with the Government of Chile, and Agroenergy Seminar on Biofuels, to be held on 27 and July 28, at FAO headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
The seminar will be inaugurated by the president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, together with the Regional Representative of FAO, José Graziano da Silva, and will with the participation of the Minister of Mines and Energy of Chile and the Ministers of Agriculture of Brazil, Chile and Argentina, which describe the status and potential Agrofuels of their respective countries. The presence of the four ministers ensures a unique opportunity to share the experience, to set common goals and build the foundation to foster joint efforts in the region in energy. In addition, the seminar will feature presentations by academic experts, members of the public and private sector, and FAO experts.
The workshop objectives are: to inform the public and private sources of information on energy renewable plant sustituidoras a fraction of the energy matrix; explore alternative crops that could provide raw material for bioenergy development in Chile, and obtain as a result of the presentations and discussions, the guidelines for developing a proposed National Policy on Biofuels and Agroenergy Chile. Furthermore, analyzing the regional and international experience, deepening on the bioenergetic status and potential of each of the countries participating in the seminar, and the role played by this new technology as a driving force for agriculture.
For its part, the FAO will publish the agenda of the International Bioenergy Platform, which seeks to coordinate and support development efforts among its member countries, ensuring the provision of equitable services and sources of affordable and bioenergy, in support of sustainable development , energy security, poverty reduction and climate change mitigation.