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Friday, April 17, 2015
ORI -- Research Highlight
Socio-economic and environmental impacts of Jatropha cultivation and
biodiesel production in Botswana.
Researcher : Prof. Donald L. Kgathi
This study will focus on the opportunities and risks of Jatropha
production and use from a socio-economic and environmental viewpoint. The
specific research objectives are as follows: 1) To assess the implications of
the use of land for Jatropha cultivation on land rights for farm households. 2)
To examine the potential impacts of Jatropha production and use on the
local economy (e.g. household income generation, access to energy, education and
other non-financial benefits 4) To examine potential financial costs and
benefits associated with the production and use of Jatropha. 5) To
assess the overall environmental balance of benefits and disbenefits of
biodiesel production from J. curcasproduction such as those on
biodiversity, water use, energy balances, and life cycle-based greenhouse gas
emissions analysis. 5) To determine the potential contribution of the production
and use of Jatropha biodiesel to energy security and the national