Jatropha in Africa
So how is Jatropha being received as a biofuel crop in Africa? Our correspondent Christopher Kakunta in Zambia discovered that there are some strong supporters of the oil rich crop. He spoke to Tyson Bruno Chisambo from the Biofuels Association of Zambia to ask him whether jatropha is really likely to be a viable option - especially for smallscale farmers - in Africa as a whole. We hear that the crop has plenty of advantages and potential - both commercially and on the farm. Mr Chisambo believes that with the correct investment, farmers could reap good rewards from jatropha. But he adds, funding for inputs and credit will be needed.
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