Potential of Jatropha Curcas in Improving Smallholder Farmers ’ Livelihoods in Zimbabwe : An Exploratory Study of Makosa Ward , Mutoko District

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  title={Potential of Jatropha Curcas in Improving Smallholder Farmers ’ Livelihoods in Zimbabwe : An Exploratory Study of Makosa Ward , Mutoko District},
  author={Tozivepi Albert Tigere and Tendai Gatsi and I. I. Mudita and Tichaedza J Chikuvire and S. Thamangani and Zira Mavunganidze},
  year={2006}
}
Jatropha curcas L. (JCL) is a deciduous shrub that grows up to a height of 3-5 metres and has a productive life of 50 years. It can be established on marginal land, paddocks, contour ridges, hilly slopes and gullies. The most promising and currently exploited uses of JCL are in rural agro-industrial development such as soap and candle making. A study was carried out in Makosa Ward of Mutoko District in Zimbabwe. A structured questionnaire, which elicited farmers’ perceptions on JCL in terms of… CONTINUE READING

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