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Bioeconomy in Mozambique

The development of bioenergy is a top priority within the country’s political agenda. Since 2004/2005, Mozambique has supported the cultivation of the jatropha plant for biofuel projects.

In 2009, the country adopted its “National Biofuel Policy and Strategy”. A bioeconomy strategy does not exist.

By developing bioenergy, the country should depend less on fossil raw materials and energy security should be enhanced. In addition, it is hoped that industry growth will lead to rising incomes and less poverty. The strategy was designed by the Ministry of Energy.

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