Jatropha in Africa
CQ Consulting is a UK based company which supplies Jatropha products and consultancy to clients, mostly in Europe and Africa. We advised Jatropha Africa on its establishment as a Jatropha cultivating company, and continue as its partner for the sale of high yielding Improved and Standard seeds.
Ohene Akoto and I, co-founded Jatropha Africa, in 2006. We established one of the first 3 private sector Jatropha farms in Ghana. Ohene and I speak at Biofuel and Jatropha related conferences. We are keen to inform people that Jatropha is part of the mix of energy solutions, for rural communities with land suited to the crop, and for energy users seeking a sustainable biofuel. We favour Jatropha being cultivated on land which avoids having a negative impact on food prices.
Our clients include research centres, companies, and farming groups in Italy, Portugal, the UK, Mozambique, the US, and Singapore.
In addition to the Jatropha Africa managed farm in Ghana, we supply seed and advise small farmers and government bodies on adding Jatropha to their activities, We are in favour of 'small farmer friendly' and 'poverty reduction' policies which relate to agriculture and energy.