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Biofuels Touted For Southern Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Biofuels offer the biggest and most secure market for agriculture in southern Africa and could help ease the region’s electricity woes in the future, a biofuels conference heard March 31. Erhard Seilar, chief executive of the Southern African Biofuels Association, said the region’s farming sector stood to gain most from the growth of the fledgling […] Read more

China Asks To Plant Jatropha In Zambia

Reading Time: 2 minutes China has asked Zambia to plant two million hectares of jatropha in the Southern African country for production of biofuels, the Biofuels Association of Zambia (BAZ) said March 31. If agreed, the deal could become one of the biggest farming land ventures by an Asian or Middle Eastern country in Africa. “China has approached the […] Read more