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Namibia may limit biofuel crop planting
Source : reuters.com
Namibia may ban large-scale growing of biofuel crops in the fertile Kavango and Caprivi regions after a recommendation by Environment and Tourism Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, the Namibian Sun reported on Monday. The ban is likely to be adopted by the cabinet after the government last year voiced reservations about proposed biofuel plantations in the Arican country, which has little arable land. The plantations would have to compete with elaborate planned "green schemes" that the government hopes will boost security of food supplies. Foreign investors have been eyeing several hundred thousand hectares in the fertile regions for the growing of jatropha, a biofuel crop.
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11 May 2011 |
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