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Biofuels, Land Grabbing and Food Security in Africa
Book/Monograph, Created By Havnevik, Kjell|Matondi, Prosper B.|Beyene, Atakilte and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet in English language
Energy crisis and climate change have generated global demands for alternative non-fossil fuel sources. This has led to a rapid increase of investments in production of liquid biofuels based on agricultural feed stocks such as sugar cane. Most African governments see biofuels as a potential for increasing agricultural productivity and export incomes and thus strengthening their national economies, improving energy balances and rural employment. At the same time climate change may be addressed through reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. There are, however, a number ...