Land acquisition for and local livelihood implications of biofuel development in Zimbabwe | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data
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December 2016
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In recent years,proponents of 'green and clean fuel' have argued that the costs of overreliance on fossil fuels could be reduced through transition to biofuels such as bio-ethanol. Global biofuel discourses suggest that any transition to biofuel invariably results in significant benefits, including energy independence, job creation, development of agro-industrial centres at local level and high revenue generations for the state with minimum negative impacts on the environment. With many risks and costs associated with traditional 'dirty' fuels,it is likely that many countries, particularly African countries, will move towards the 'green and clean fuel' alternative. However,until recently research has arguably paid limited attention to the local livelihood impacts related to land acquisition for biofuel development or the policy frameworks required to maximise biofuel benefits

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Gladman Thondhlana
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