Countries eager to jump into the booming biofuel industry can soon use a mathematical tool to weigh the pros and cons of making that leap.

The tool, called the Bioenergy and Food Security Modeling Analytical Framework, was designed by a team of economists from the Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Universiteit Utrecht’s Copernicus Institute, and the Öko-Institut in Darmstadt, Germany. The German government funded the $4 million Bioenergy and...


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