Thursday, July 05, 2007

Biofuels in Africa

The July 2007 issue of GRAIN's newsletter Seedling, a special issue about agrofuels in the developing world, contains accessible information about the growing biofuels business, including a linked bibliography of good background resources, Jatropha – the agrofuel of the poor?, and The new scramble for Africa, which points out that just 15 African countries have a combined arable land base larger than India available for agrofuel crop production. In the Okavango, the Namibia Agronomic Board is studying a jatropha project for the Kavango region.

GRAIN is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) which promotes the sustainable management and use of agricultural biodiversity based on people's control over genetic resources and local knowledge.

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