Jatropha in Indonesia
Biofuels could be a remedy against energy crises and further climate change. How prudent - or ethical - are Western governments’ consumption targets for biofuels, when their production endangers food security? One solution to the food versus fuel dilemma could be the non-food crop jatropha. Another solution is new technological development for producing energy from parts of plants that are not edible.
Dr. ir. Jacqueline Vel (Leiden University)- coordinator of an international research program on socio-legal, political and agronomical aspects of jatropha in Indonesia - elaborates on this discussion and illustrates it with examples from Indonesia.
This lecture is organized with Technology for Development (TvO)