Is jatropha good for ecosystems and local communities in Africa?

June 3, 2013

Research conducted by Oxford University, CSIR and UNU-IAS shows the numerous trade-offs that emerge when converting undisturbed ecosystems or agricultural land into jatropha landscapes.

These trade-offs do not only affect local communities but can have far-reaching consequences.

This video highlights the intricate trade-offs associated with jatropha production in the vicinity of a large jatropha plantation in Mozambique and a smallholder jatropha project in Malawi.