Jatropha might prove good cash crop

Ashbridge, Ian
February 2008
Farmers Weekly;2/29/2008, p23
Trade Publication
The article reveals that farmers in developing countries could benefit from the growing global demand for biofuel feedstocks by substituting unprofitable cash crops like groundnuts with jatropha. The plant is already well known to farmers in Gambia, West Africa, as an effective hedging or "live fence" plant that is relatively stockproof. A visit by specialists looking at the potential of jatropha has recommended that field trials commence and market research is carried out as a significant cash crop for some of the world's poorest farmers.


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