Eco Journal: Fortunes in Jatropha Curcas

Eco Journal: Fortunes in Jatropha Curcas

Eco Journal: Fortunes in Jatropha Curcas


Last year, a United Nations body released a report warning the developing world about the myths being sold about the use of Jatropha Curcas to produce biodiesel. The report came after many farmers around the world invested billions in Jatropha farming, hoping for a payday that may never come. Despite warnings that farmers may need to lower their expectations, many still believe the oil seed plant will change their lives. KTN’s Shem Oluchri looks at a group of farmers in the Tana Delta who say they are making a fortune out of the plant.

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