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Foreign direct investment in biofuels and sustainable development: the case of jatropha in the Boeny region, Madagascar

Nicotra, Alberto;
  • Published: 01 Mar 2017
  • Publisher: Monash University
Abstract
The past decade has seen the rapid spread of market-based approaches to address climate change mitigation, adaptation and poverty alleviation. In the first decade of the 21st century, the enthusiasm for pursuing mitigation through green alternatives to fossil fuels contributed to a spike in global investments in biofuel crops. The tropical plant jatropha (Jatropha curcas Linn.) was promoted as the ideal ‘green’ biofuel because of its multiple qualities. It was a non-food crop that was seen to grow easily in poor soils without requiring fertiliser or heavy demand for water and, most importantly, it could not be diverted from food consumption to biofuel production...
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free text keywords: Uncategorized, madagascar, monash:163821, sustainable development, political ecology, climate change, ethesis-20151217-140226, jatropha, global production networks, 1959.1/1231892, thesis(doctorate), 2015, global value chains, biofuels, open access
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publication . Other literature type . 2017

Foreign direct investment in biofuels and sustainable development: the case of jatropha in the Boeny region, Madagascar

Nicotra, Alberto;