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Using the Indigenous Knowledge of Jatropha - The Use of Jatropha Curcas Oil as Raw Material and Fuel

dc.contributor.authorWorld Bank
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-13T13:07:59Z
dc.date.available2012-08-13T13:07:59Z
dc.date.issued2002-08
dc.description.abstractJatropha curcas is a plant of Latin American origin, now widespread through arid, and semiarid tropical regions of the world. It is a drought-resistant perennial, that grows on marginal soils, and, as a close relative to the castor plant, its oil has the same medical properties. In Mali, it is well-known and has long been recognized as a plant of many uses: Jatropha hedges not only protect gardens from hungry livestock, but reduces damage, and erosion from wind, and water. As of the 1930s, the oil potential as a fuel source was also recognized, currently used to substitute for the "gazoil" mixture used in the Indian type diesel engines, that drive grain mills, and water pumps in rural areas of Mali, while its high-quality oil extracted by engine-driven expellers, or by the sediment of the oil purification process, may be used for larger-scale soap making in rural areas, providing local women the chance to gain additional income, thus strengthening their economic position. The note examines all these possibilities, as well as the potential further uses of Jatropha oil as a renewable energy source, being currently researched. To summarize, Jatropha is characterized by the many positive ecological, energetic, and economic aspects which are attached with its commercial exploitation, which may well improve the environment, and food production.en
dc.identifierhttp://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2002/08/1997772/using-indigenous-knowledge-jatropha-use-jatropha-curcas-oil-raw-material-fuel
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10986/10791
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWashington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIndigenous Knowledge (IK) Notes; No. 47
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holderWorld Bank
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subjectINDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE
dc.subjectDROUGHT RESISTANT PLANTS
dc.subjectARID TROPICS
dc.subjectSEMIARID ZONE
dc.subjectMEDICINAL PLANTS
dc.subjectFUEL SUBSTITUTIONS
dc.subjectOIL CROPS
dc.subjectSOAPS
dc.subjectEROSION CONTROL
dc.subjectDIESEL FUELS
dc.subjectGRAIN MILLS
dc.subjectWATER PUMPS
dc.subjectWATER EROSION
dc.subjectORGANIC COMPOUNDS
dc.subjectFERTILIZER ALTERNATIVES
dc.subjectCOTTON INDUSTRY
dc.subjectINCOME GENERATION
dc.subjectRURAL WOMEN
dc.subjectPOVERTY REDUCTION
dc.subjectRENEWABLE ENERGY
dc.subjectFOOD PRODUCTION
dc.subjectINCOME GENERATION
dc.subjectCOMMERCIALIZATION AGRICULTURE
dc.subjectCLIMATIC VARIATIONS
dc.subjectCROPS
dc.subjectDIESEL
dc.subjectDIESEL ENGINES
dc.subjectECONOMIC VALUE
dc.subjectEMPLOYMENT
dc.subjectENERGY PRODUCTION
dc.subjectEROSION
dc.subjectEXPLOITATION
dc.subjectEXTRACTION
dc.subjectFARMERS
dc.subjectFOOD PRODUCTION
dc.subjectFUEL
dc.subjectFUEL SOURCE
dc.subjectINCOME
dc.subjectINDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE
dc.subjectLEAVES
dc.subjectLIVESTOCK
dc.subjectMANURE
dc.subjectMINERAL
dc.subjectNGOS
dc.subjectOIL
dc.subjectPETROL
dc.subjectPETROL STATIONS
dc.subjectRAINFALL
dc.subjectROOTS
dc.subjectSEEDS
dc.subjectSOIL FERTILITY
dc.subjectSOILS
dc.subjectWATER EROSION
dc.subjectWIND EROSION
dc.titleUsing the Indigenous Knowledge of Jatropha - The Use of Jatropha Curcas Oil as Raw Material and Fuelen
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okr.crosscuttingsolutionareaJobs
okr.date.disclosure2002-09-27
okr.doctypePublications & Research::Brief
okr.doctypePublications & Research
okr.docurlhttp://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2002/08/1997772/using-indigenous-knowledge-jatropha-use-jatropha-curcas-oil-raw-material-fuel
okr.globalpracticeAgriculture
okr.globalpracticeEnvironment and Natural Resources
okr.globalpracticeTrade and Competitiveness
okr.globalpracticeEnergy and Extractives
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum090224b08568adbd_2_0
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum1997772
okr.identifier.report24778
okr.language.supporteden
okr.pdfurlhttp://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2002/09/27/000094946_02091104081167/Rendered/PDF/multi0page.pdfen
okr.region.administrativeAfrica
okr.region.countryMali
okr.sectorEnergy and mining :: Renewable energy
okr.topicAgricultural Knowledge and Information Systems
okr.topicEnvironment::Sustainable Land Management
okr.topicEnergy::Energy and Environment
okr.topicOil Refining and Gas Industry
okr.topicEnvironmental Economics and Policies
okr.topicIndustry
okr.topicAgriculture
okr.unitAFT: Opertnl Quality & Knowledge (AFTQK)
okr.volume1
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