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Perception and realities of biofuels investment in rural livelihood: the case of Kisarawe district,Tanzania
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Increase demand for biofuel in the world as the means to mitigate global climate change, energy option and reduced fule import expenses have attracted many companies to acquire land in developing countries like Tanzania. To invest on biofuel in Africa is believed to be a means for generating incomes from expert, to employ rural people, enhance infrastructure development.However, in Africa biofuels policy is still weak.

This study mainly focuses on people`s expectation during and after the investment.Issue of compensation procedure and promises seems to be a big problem; something brought tension of being cheated among local communities. Futhermore, community involvement and integration of jatropha with smallholder´s agriculture is also low.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 59 p.
Keyword [en]
Biofuels, compensation, Jatropha, Land acquisition, Local community, Food insecurity
National Category
Fish and Aquacultural Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67405ISRN: LIU-TEMAV/MPSSD-A--10/022--SEOAI: diva2:409769
2010-11-09, G 37, Linköping University, Linköping, 14:15 (English)
Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry
Available from: 2011-04-12 Created: 2011-04-11 Last updated: 2011-04-12Bibliographically approved

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