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Why do farmers abandon jatropha cultivation? The case of Chiapas, Mexico
Energy for Sustainable Development
The biofuel crop Jatropha curcas has been promoted in developing countries as a means of improving the livelihoods of rural populations. In Mexico, despite the initially assumed economic, environmental, and social benefits of the crop, many farmers have abandoned jatropha cultivation. Here, we analyse the factors that influence farmers' decision to abandon jatropha cultivation by using a generalized linear modelling approach in combination with qualitative research methods. The deterioration indoi:10.1016/j.esd.2017.10.004 fatcat:ocftcxx2uvaxvf5kxqe56nfaqq