Posts Tagged ‘ jatropha ’

Biofuels in The Guardian

Nov 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Stories

British firms have acquired more land in Africa for controversial biofuel plantations than companies from any other country, a Guardian investigation has revealed.

Half of the 3.2m hectares (ha) of biofuel land identified – in countries from Mozambique to Senegal – is linked to 11 British companies, more than any other country.



Biofuels take root in Uganda as experts warn of severe hunger

Mar 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Student Work

The motorbike trip to the remote village of Kimina in Masindi district is distressing; the road is narrow, potholed and dusty. After an hour of a draining ride, we “wake” up to the shock of a large plantation of ebiti (unknown trees), as they are commonly known in this part of western Uganda.



What We’re Following 02/15/10

Feb 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Food for Thought

Land conflict in Liberia–What’s a woman in Liberia to do when she’s kicked off her land by a returning male family member?  When a representative from the Catholic Peace and Justice Commission educates villages on new Liberian laws, which grant land rights to women, an almost 4-year old family dispute is resolved.  Shown through multimedia […]