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The roles of national quality infrastructure toward the sustainable production of biofuels in Africa

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The production of biofuels is increasingly regarded as an opportunity for African countries to attain various development goals. Yet, there are risks associated with it, namely concerning food security, emissions of GHG, and the sustainability of eco-systems. Addressing these requires an innovation policy that promotes an adjustment of practices to local social and environmental conditions. In this paper, it shall be argued that quality infrastructure can be a vehicle to implement such innovation policy and overviews the roles that can be performed by its different elements.

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  • Jorge Goncalves, 2012. "The roles of national quality infrastructure toward the sustainable production of biofuels in Africa," African Journal of Economic and Sustainable Development, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 1(2), pages 131-145.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ajesde:v:1:y:2012:i:2:p:131-145
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