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Title: Natural resources conflicts and the biofuel industry: implications and proposals for Ghana
Authors: Campion, Benjamin Betey
Essel, Godfredb
Acheampong, Emmanuel
Keywords: Ghana.
Jatropha curcas
land grabbing
natural resources conflicts
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Ghana .Journal of Geography
Citation: Ghana Journal of Geography Vol 4.2012
Abstract: Africa has become an important target producer of the feedstock, Jatropha curcas L (JCL), for biofuel production. This presents opportunities for transforming production, markets and the well-being of farmers and rural populations in developing countries, if deals are well-structured. The history of natural resource use confhcts in Africa has important imp Ii ca lions for understanding current resource ecology and the social and political relationships within it. Ghana has had varying resource management regimes in its history. This paper seeks to relate the history of Ghana's natural resources conflicts to the current rush for lands in Ghana for cultivation of JCL and to discuss its implications and opportunities for a sustainable JCL indust1y in the countly. The colonial and postcolonial land conflicts and politics and the current and potential conflicts and opportunities associated with the JCL indust1y are presented. The paper offers suggestions not only for a sustainable cultivation of Jatropha, but also for a biofuel policy in Ghana.
Description: This Article was published by Ghana Journal of Geography Vol 4.2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9847
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