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Biofuels, Land Grabbing and Food Security in Africa

Author: MATONDI PROSPER
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Pub Date: 09/06/2011
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848138780
Availability: Out of Stock
Quick overview An essential book for anyone wishing to understand the startling impact of biofuels and land outsourcing on 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.

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