During the recent World Bioenergy Conference (WBC) on 3-5 June in Jönköping, Sweden, a workshop focusing on rural development was held, entitled: “How can Bioenergy benefit Rural Development in Tropical Countries?” The speakers addressed existing projects at both pilot and commercial scale in three different regions of Africa (East, West and Southern) and covered both agricultu
A growing population needs an increasing amount of food and energy. Due to global climate change and volatile fossil fuel prices, bioenergy production attracts more and more attention and investment.
Cassava or Yuca or Manioc, a perennial woody shrub with an edible root, is the third most important source of calories in the tropics. In the situation of economic and climate uncertainty world’s community is looking for more diversified base for food security, apart from the three staple crops, rice, wheat and maize.
Silviculture aims at controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health and quality of forests and woodlands to meet the diverse needs of landowners and society on a sustainable basis.
Summary, invitation and background note to the seminar: South at the Steering Wheel - Improving sustainability in land investment for bioenergy in sub-Saharan Africa 29th May 2012, 08:00 - 17:30
Preface“Biofuels: A Guide for the Confused” is written primarily for field staff and decision-makers involved in biofuel development. It assumes no previous or specialist knowledge of...