08 Feb 2023. Mapro Foods


Some species of Jatropha are cultivated as oil crops due to the high oil content of their seeds. The oil obtained from Jatropha seeds can be used as a biofuel, although the use of Jatropha as a commercial biofuel crop has been limited by its low yield and unreliable oil production. Jatropha is also grown for ornamental purposes and as a hedge plant in some regions.


Biofuel production: The oil extracted from Jatropha seeds can be used to produce biodiesel, which is a renewable and clean-burning fuel source.

Carbon sequestration: Jatropha can absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Land restoration: Jatropha can be grown on degraded or unused land, making it a useful tool for land restoration and reforestation.

Livelihoods: Jatropha cultivation can provide a source of income and employment for rural communities, particularly in developing countries.

Soil improvement: Jatropha can help improve soil health by adding organic matter and fixing nitrogen in the soil.


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