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Bioenergy and Sustainability in South Asia
By: SDPI

Duration: April 2013 – December 2013

Locale: South Asia region

Introduction:

The study examines and evaluates bio-energy potential for South Asia in terms of production capacity amid its huge demand and need for food crops with profound consequences of shifting trends from food to cash crops for the purpose of renewable energy.

South Asia is an agri-enriched region in global parlance where sustenance and livelihoods mainly depend on agriculture sector. People have been toiled for many years in making their country prosperous in terms of agriculture, which is predominant sector of regions’ economies. The region is not only facing the challenge of food insecurity but also growing energy demand for which it depends heavily on imports.

Recent alternate energy trends have been predicting extensive significance of promoting bio-energy in South Asia. Undoubtedly, Sustainable renewable energy is one of the practical and viable solutions in order to meet energy demands of South Asian region. In view of different energy scenarios, the study has been designed to provide rationale for alternate solution with long-term sustainability vision.

Activities:

  • Darft paper on the basis of data collected through primary and secondary source
  • Dissemination of policy recommendations