The Jatropha seed is used to produce the non-edible Jatropha oil, and as a feedstock for producing biodiesel fuel.
Greed Saves Africa
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Aid groups and politicians for years have debated the best way to eliminate poverty in Africa. A writer for Business Week magazine suggests “greed.” Host Peggy Wehmeyer talks with Roben Farzhad who interviewed venture capitalists, Wall Street investors, and international business people who see financial opportunities in Africa that also create social benefits. For example, Iranian investors put money into growing a plant that can be used to produce bio-fuel. More than 600 people now have jobs because of that investment.
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