Is Jatropha a miracle crop producing high yields on marginal lands?

By Maja Slingerland, Juliana Tjeuw, Sony Suharsono and Rully Dyah Purwati Quote: “Prior to 2007, Jatropha curcas Linn. was promoted as a miracle crop capable of producing biofuel from marginal and degraded lands.” Plant growth can be understood based on

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How do policy entrepreneurs shape new markets?

By Marleen Dieleman Quote: “Such an approach challenges the assumption that policies are implemented in accordance with their normative content and instead acknowledges that the interests of a network of powerful policy entrepreneurs influence the policy process.” The process of

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Have Jatropha investments in Mozambique experienced a similar pattern to those in Indonesia?

By Maja Slingerland Quote: “Within a decade, the widely promoted ‘miracle crop’ and renewable energy source that proponents claimed would address global concerns regarding climate change, fossil fuel prices and rural poverty proved unsuccessful, leaving failed harvests and abandoned investments.”

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What is Jatropha?

By Maja Slingerland and Juliana Tjeuw Quote: “Jatropha curcas Linn was promoted as miracle crop capable of producing biofuel” Introduction At first jatropha was grown not as a commodity, but for the intrinsic value of the tree. Traditionally it is,

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