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Table 1 Comparison of stated goals and activities for select organizations working with jatropha in Kenya, 2009 and 2013

From: Explaining bioenergy: representations of jatropha in Kenya before and after disappointing results

Organization 2009 Stated goals (activities) 2013 Stated goals (activities)
Better Globe Forestry Dryland trees for income (jatropha pilot, plans to expand) Dryland trees for income (other trees—no jatropha)
Practical Action Rural household energy (researching jatropha among other options) Rural household energy (ethanol cookstoves—no jatropha)
Energy Africa Farmer income; household energy source (70 jatropha outgrowers) Farmer income (selling jatropha oil to hotel; also vegetables and herbs)
Green Africa Foundation Forest cover; livelihood benefits (promoting jatropha to small farmers and large investors) Rural livelihoods; climate change (sanitation projects; solar lanterns)
Ministry of Energy Poverty alleviation; rural energy access; national fuel blending (endorsed jatropha as priority biofuel crop) Moving rural people up the energy ladder to clean energy (still considering jatropha for local use, not large-scale)
Mpeketoni 1 Fuel for lamps, pumps, generators, crop processing, transportation; carbon credits (1000+ farmers growing jatropha) Energy for local use; skin product (supplementing jatropha with castor; selling jatropha oil in small quantities)
Mpeketoni 2 Fuel for lamps, pumps, generators, crop processing, transportation; carbon credits (1000+ farmers growing jatropha) Energy for local use; edible oils; consumer products; livestock feed (promoting cotton—not jatropha)