This talk will present the key factors that lead to the development of the Brazilian ethanol and biodiesel industries. Three on-going small scale projects have been analyzed from a rural development perspective to compare their socio-economic benefits in relation to large scale projects. Preliminary analysis have tried to identify alternative partnership structures between the private sector and rural communities.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come-first served basis.