Agriculture Beyond Food: Experiences from Indonesia

H.J.M. Loffler, S. Afiff, P.P.M. Burgers, C. Govers, H.J. Heeres, O. Karyanto, R. Manurung, J.A.C. Vel, S. Visscher, T. Zwaagstra, R. Widyarani

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The ABF programme addresses one of today’s major societal challenges, how to achieve a sustainable and inclusive biobased economy, with high-level scientific research on the thin lines between food and non-food, commodities and waste products, livelihood opportunities and risks, and local and global economy. This book provides insights into the main issues and key questions relating to the biobased economy, reflects on the objectives of the ABF programme, and offers policy recommendations. It summarises the projects conducted within the three major clusters at the heart of the programme: migration and forest transformation, breakthroughs in biofuel production technology, and the commoditisation of an alternative biofuel crop. The book ends with a number of lessons learned from the ABF programme on interdisciplinary programming.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationThe Hague
Number of pages117
ISBN (Print)9789077875858
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • oil palms
  • biofuels
  • biobased economy
  • biodiesel
  • residual streams
  • land degradation
  • jatropha
  • economic development
  • projects
  • indonesia


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