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Biofuels, land grabbing and food security in Africa, edited by Prosper B. Matondi, Kjell Havnevik, 2011 edition,

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The issue of biofuels has already been much debated, but the focus to date has largely been on Latin America and deforestation - this highly original work breaks fresh ground in looking at the African perspective. Most African governments see biofuels as having the potential to increase agricultural productivity and export incomes and thus strengthen their national economies, improving energy balances and rural employment. At the same time climate change may be addressed through reduction of green house gas emissions. There are, however, a number of uncertainties mounting that challenge this scenario. Using cutting-edge empirical case studies, this knowledge gap is addressed in a variety of chapters examining the effects of large-scale biofuel production on African agriculture. In particular, 'land grabbing' and food security issues are scrutinised, both of which have become vital topics in regard to the environmental and developmental governance of African countries. A revealing book for anyone wishing to understand the startling impact of biofuels and land grabbing on Africa.

Edited by Prosper B. Matondi, Kjell Havnevik and Atakilte Beyene.

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Author(s):
edited by Prosper B. Matondi, Kjell Havnevik and Atakilte Beyene
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23.5cm*15.5cm*1cm
Edition:
2011
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1848138784
ISBN-13:
9781848138780
Number of pages:
230
Publisher:
Zed
Title:
Biofuels, Land Grabbing and Food Security in Africa,

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The issue of biofuels has already been much debated, but the focus to date has largely been on Latin America and deforestation - this highly original work breaks fresh ground in looking at the African perspective. Most African governments see biofuels as having the potential to increase agricultural productivity and export incomes and thus strengthen their national economies, improving energy balances and rural employment. At the same time climate change may be addressed through reduction of green house gas emissions. There are, however, a number of uncertainties mounting that challenge this scenario. Using cutting-edge empirical case studies, this knowledge gap is addressed in a variety of chapters examining the effects of large-scale biofuel production on African agriculture. In particular, 'land grabbing' and food security issues are scrutinised, both of which have become vital topics in regard to the environmental and developmental governance of African countries. A revealing book for anyone wishing to understand the startling impact of biofuels and land grabbing on Africa.

Edited by Prosper B. Matondi, Kjell Havnevik and Atakilte Beyene.

Author(s):
edited by Prosper B. Matondi, Kjell Havnevik and Atakilte Beyene
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23.5cm*15.5cm*1cm
Edition:
2011
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1848138784
ISBN-13:
9781848138780
Number of pages:
230
Publisher:
Zed
Title:
Biofuels, Land Grabbing and Food Security in Africa,

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