This briefing paper is based upon PhD field research carried out in Mali between 2010 and 2011. It provides assessments of the potential of the non-edible, oil bearing tree Jatropha curcas to improve rural development and energy security. It addresses knowledge gaps on the role of national policies as well as multi-stakeholder engagement in the uptake of biofuel related activities. Policy recommendations are provided in order to better link policies to local level practices.
Favretto, N. Energising development with Jatropha curcas? Policy and institutional frameworks in the promotion of sustainable biofuels in Mali. Practical Action Consulting, (2013) 20 pp.