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Biofuels, Land Grabbing and Food Security in Africa [Elektronisk resurs].

Matondi, Prosper B. (författare)
Havnevik, Kjell. (författare)
Beyene, Atakilte. (författare)
ISBN 978-1-84813-880-3
London : Zed Books, 2011.
Engelska 1 online resource (245 p.)
Serie: Africa Now
  • E-bok
Innehållsförteckning Sammanfattning Ämnesord
  • About the series; About the editors; Tables, figure, boxes and maps; Table 3.1 The share of different countries and regions of total world population and the world's total CO2 emissions, 2004; Table 3.2 Activities with CO2 emissions from burning of fossil fuels and CO2 emissions according to type of fuel: global figures for 2001; Table 5.1 Major agricultural land leases in Ethiopia; Table 5.2 Balancing policy focuses for biofuel and the desired policy goals in the rural development context of Ethiopia. 
  • Table 7.1 Key production characteristics in Chisumbanje and Mwenezi project agro-investmentsFigure 5.1 Multiple dimensions of smallholder biofuel production; Box 4.1 Types of growth promoted by FDI; Box 4.2 The short story of land loss in Ghana; Box 6.1 Overview of major changes in the December 2008 ESIA for the Bagamoyo SEKAB T biofuel project, as compared to the May 2008 version; Box 7.1 Testimony of a former parastatal chief executive officer; Box 7.2 Outcomes of investment in jatropha for biodiesel in Zimbabwe; Box 7.3 Template for changed agrarian relations due to foreign investments. 
  • Map 6.1 SEKAB plans, village lands and protected areasMap 6.2 Village land - Kipo and Nyaminywili; Acronyms; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction: biofuels, food security and land grabbing in Africa; Introduction; Unmasking land grabbing in Africa; The drivers and face of land grabs in Africa; Myths about land availability in Africa; The four triggers for land grabbing; Hegemonic dissonance in governance over biofuels; Narratives and sticking points in smallholder farming; Spatial distribution of biofuels across Africa; Conclusion. 
  • 1 | Grabbing of African lands for energy and food: implications for land rights, food security and smallholdersIntroduction; Driving forces; Key assumption: availability of African land; Trends in large-scale land acquisition and leases; Governance issues; The nature of land transfer contracts and benefit sharing; Environmental sustainability issues; Food security; Revisiting the recommendations; Some concluding remarks and questions; 2 | Biofuel governance: a matter of discursive and actor intermesh; Introduction; Biofuel and the imperative to go global. 
  • Governmentality: a lens on biofuel governanceBiofuel and its changing rationales; Biofuels and the imperative to save the planet; The discursive shift in 2008; The construct of win-win-win; The conditionalities of the social win; An intermesh of actors; An intermesh of rationales; The formation of smallholder identity; Intermeshed directions; Conclusion; 3 | Peak oil and climate change: triggers of the drive for biofuel production; Peak oil; CO2 emissions and climate change. 
  • Table 3.1 The share of different countries and regions of total world population and the world's total CO2 emissions, 2004. 
  • Biofuels have been much debated, but to date the focus largely has been on Latin America and deforestation. Biofuels, Land Grabbing and Food Security in Africa breaks fresh ground by looking at the African perspective. Using cutting-edge empirical case studies, the book examines the effects of large-scale biofuel production on African agriculture, scrutinizing in particular 'land grabbing' and food security. 


Biomass energy -- Africa. 
Food supply -- Africa. 
Power resources -- Government policy -- Africa. 


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