Understanding changes in carbon sequestration due to land conversion is key for elucidating the true potential of biofuel landscapes to provide climate regulation ecosystem services.
In this study, we focus on the two most promoted biofuel crops in southern Africa, Jatropha and sugarcane, to analyse the land use change effects and associated carbon impacts of growing biofuel crops in five study sites in Mozambique, Malawi and Swaziland.
This research was supported by the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme
Romeu-Dalmau, C., Gasparatos, A., von Maltitz, G., Graham, A., Almagro-Garcia, J., Wilebore, B., Willis, K., Impacts of land use change due to biofuel crops on climate regulation services: Five case studies in Malawi, Mozambique and Swaziland, Biomass and Bioenergy, 2016
Impacts of land use change due to biofuel crops on climate regulation services: Five case studies in Malawi, Mozambique and Swaziland