Impacts of land use change due to biofuel crops on climate regulation services: Five case studies in Malawi, Mozambique and Swaziland

This study examines the two most promoted biofuel crops in southern Africa, Jatropha and sugarcane

Abstract

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

Citation

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

Published 1 January 2016