publication . Research . Book . 2017

Land and agronomic potential for biofuel production in Southern Africa

Martina R van derMerwe;
  • Published: 01 Apr 2017
Abstract
The Southern African region, from a purely biophysical perspective, has huge potential for biofuel production, especially in Mozambique and Zambia. Although many of the soils are sandy and acidic, with careful management and correct fertilization, they should be highly productive. We suggest that sugarcane is the crop most easily mobilized for biofuel. A number of other crops, such as sweet sorghum, cassava, and tropical sugar beet, have good potential but will need further agronomic and processing technology investigations.
Subjects
free text keywords: Q40, Q42, Q16, biofuel, Southern Africa, production potential, crop yields, sugarcane, cassava, ddc:330, Crop yield, Agronomy, Soil water, Sweet sorghum, Geography, Sugar beet, biology.organism_classification, biology, Crop, Agroforestry
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publication . Research . Book . 2017

Land and agronomic potential for biofuel production in Southern Africa

Martina R van derMerwe;