The PASC launched its campaign against agrofuels in 2004 in solidarity with the accompanied communities in the Bajo Atrato, in the Choco region.
Agrofuels.* The word is in fashion, or perhaps more so its ideological counterpart, “biodiesel” or "biofuel", which evokes ecological values linked to sustainable development. However, nothing could be further from the truth. From an ecological point of view, agrofuels produce more greenhouse gasses than fossil fuels, as well as being developed by an agro-industry which favours intense monoculture crops, intense consumption of chemical products, and causes soil degradation, often in the form of deforestation and desertification. For these reasons, among others, this type of monoculture poses a direct threat to food sovereignty, biodiversity, water reserves, and finally, it accelerates the ecological crisis and the destruction of small peasant farming.