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The Green Myth? Assessment of the Jatropha value chain and its potential for pro-poor biofuel development in Northern Tanzania

2008

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Currently there is a global debate on the possible positive and negative impacts of biofuels. Jatropha curcas L. is frequently mentioned as a promising first generation biofuel crop. Based on claims that it can grow on marginal land, requiring little water, nutrients and farm management, the assumption is often made that it does not compete with food crops. Based on fieldwork, this thesis assesses the Jatropha value chain and its potential for pro-poor biofuel development in Northern Tanzania. After exploring the entire value chain and its end markets, a stakeholder analysis is conducted. Performance along the chain is determined by analyzing its three key determinants: competitiveness, governance and the enabling environment. Gross margin calculations and a SWOT analysis are provided for all relevant value chain activities. To conclude, the potential for pro-poor development is assessed. [Abstract]

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