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Biofuels in Africa: Growing Small-Scale Opportunities

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dc.contributor.author Vermeulen, Sonja
dc.contributor.author Sulle, Emmanuel
dc.contributor.author Fauveaud, Swan
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-23T14:46:46Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-23T14:46:46Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6136
dc.description.abstract "Global demand for climate-friendly transport fuels is driving vast commercial biofuels projects in developing countries. At the opposite end of the spectrum is small-scale bioenergy production. This offers a way for the poor to meet their energy needs and diversify their livelihoods without compromising food security or environmental integrity. Governments hope that it will be possible to combine the advantages of both large- and small-scale production of biofuels to generate energy security and GDP at the national level, while opening up local opportunities. In Africa, most governments are keen to attract foreign direct investment, and see big business as a strategic means of scaling up rural development. But there is a middle way. By encouraging business models that bridge large and small enterprise, African governments could show that commercial competition can go hand in hand with a range of real local benefits." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IIED Briefing en_US
dc.subject biofuels en_US
dc.subject development en_US
dc.subject energy en_US
dc.title Biofuels in Africa: Growing Small-Scale Opportunities en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US

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