ESPA Impact: Sugar rush

Authors ESPA
Year of Publication 2013
Type of Publication Impact Story


Foreign investment into biofuels has boosted Ghana’s sugarcane industry. Will this potentially lucrative crop make life sweeter for the country’s poor - or will its environmental impact leave them with a nasty aftertaste? ESPA supported the first research study on the impact of climate change on biofuel production. The modeling framework developed will be used across other crop production systems in Africa.


Featured image courtesy of David Barrie