What characterizes the political context of Jatropha actors in Indonesia?

By Henk Schulte Nordholt Quote: “Previous research on agrarian change, state-society relations and local politics in Indonesia portrays societal change and policy implementation as product of interactions between influential actors who gain mutual benefits within their networks.” The answer is:

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What was the link between Jatropha projects and rural poverty reduction in Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta Province?

By Gunawan Quote: “Jatropha became an icon for a hopeful technocratic narrative seeking to simultaneously address global concerns about climate change, fossil fuel depletion and rural poverty.” One of the claims made about the positive attributes of jatropha was that

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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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Why and how did farmers in Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta, participate in Jatropha projects?

By Gunawan Quote: “Subsequently, some farmers immediately began cultivating it, using seeds of wild jatropha from their gardens or those distributed (….) When farmers could not sell the jatropha fruit they harvested, cultivation eventually halted. Despite this disappointing experience, optimism

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Why did the director of one of the state’s largest sugar companies decide to promote Jatropha?

By Deasy Simandjuntak Quote: “A key figure was the director of a historically prominent state-owned agricultural enterprise that had dominated the production of commercial crops such as sugar….” The discussion on biofuel development, especially jatropha, in Indonesia has mainly focused

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Why is there a gap between national policy and law and local social realities?

By Jan Michiel Otto Quote: “Such an approach challenges the assumption that policies are implemented in accordance with their normative content…” The findings related to jatropha show a disturbingly wide gap between the objectives of national policy and law and

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