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Jatropha development in Vietnam : growing alternative energy on waste lands, a case of win-win for a biofuel company and smallholder farmers : case study


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Abstract: Green Energy Vietnam is a for profit enterprise engaged in the processing and production of bio-fuel. They started as a used vegetable oil re-processing company, using cooking oil from hotels and restaurants to produce bio-diesel. Since early 2008 they have also been engaged in the production and future processing of Jatropha oil seeds as feedstock. They approached SNV if a joined activity could be developed where SNV would advise them, as well as local authorities and farmer representative bodies on the creation of strong and sustainable business linkages. 2008 has been the first year of Jatropha planting and only from its 3rd year serious harvest can be expected. Good progress has been made on the policy front where Jatropha has been declared a non-invasive species and classified as a non-timber forest product so it can contribute, through its 3 planting and production, to reforestation and reduced degradation. It is estimated that around 10,000 households would benefit from this intervention by the end of 2010. And, if the 300,000 ha jatropha national action plan was implemented with 50% of producers being smallholders, another 150,000 households would be directly involved in jatropha production.
Authors: Janssen, N.
Corporate author(s): SNV Netherlands Development Organization
Country: Viet Nam
Category: Practice
Keywords: energy resources , forestry
Language: eng
Organization: SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation
PAGE: 4
Place: [The Hague]
Publisher: SNV
Year: 2009
Region: Southeast Asia
Right: © 2009 SNV
Subject: Environment and Natural Resources
Title: Jatropha development in Vietnam : growing alternative energy on waste lands, a case of win-win for a biofuel company and smallholder farmers : case study