Why has there been structural support for cultivating oil palm and rubber in West Kalimantan, but not for Jatropha?

By Pujo Semedi Quote: “With regard to local government, there should also be a strengthening of policy implementation in districts with ‘marginal land’.” As jatropha fever swept all over Indonesia in 2006, it caught West Kalimantan in its grip. Hundreds

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What are the benefits of analyzing Jatropha activities as a commoditization process?

By Jacqueline Vel Quote: “Reflecting on this experience, this article concludes that future policies can be improved by (….) addressing difficulties in the commoditization process” In the research program JARAK, activities in the emerging jatropha sector have been studied as

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What role have NGOs played in the promotion of Jatropha?

By Loes van Rooijen Quote: “Fieldwork also indicates that researchers, government officials, NGOs and broker companies, rather than farmers or plantation companies, have been the main actors in such projects.” In Indonesia, not everything was decided between state companies and

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