Kenya: Laws needed to guide biofuels development
Source : businessdailyafrica.com
We have recently seen debates on a proposed large-scale foreign investment for "jatropha" biodiesel crop in the Tana Delta area. The debate is an indication that we need national policies to guide biofuel development and also large-scale leasing of community lands by foreign enterprises. The debate on large-scale commercial jatropha farming in the Coast or elsewhere in Kenya for exports has more to do with policies on environment, community land leasing by foreign investors, and national food security. It has less to do with energy policies as offshore biodiesel exports do not affect Kenya energy supply and demand balance. Not so positive experiences from Tanzania on leasing of large tracts of community land for biofuel crops development may need to be analysed to advise Kenya on potential adverse social, environmental and economic effects.
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9 February 2011 |
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