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The objective of this Competence Platform on Energy Crop and Agroforestry Systems for Arid and Semi-arid Ecosystems- Africa (COMPETE) is to stimulate bioenergy implementation in arid and semi-arid regions in Africa.


COMPETE provides a platform for policy dialogue and capacity building and identify pathways for the sustainable provision of bioenergy.

COMPETE aims to improve the quality of life and create alternative means of income for the rural population in Africa.


COMPETE supports the preservation of intact ecosystems in arid and semi-arid regions in Africa.

COMPETE enhances the equitable exchange of knowledge between EU and developing countries.


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New: Bioenergy for Sustainable Development in Africa

Janssen, Rainer; Rutz, Dominik (Eds.)
ISBN 978-94-007-2180-7
2012, XXIX, 413 p. 49 illus., 20 in color.

  • Includes contributions from experts in the bioenergy sector in Africa
  • First publication dedicated to sustainable development of bioenergy in Africa
  • Based on the results of the EU-funded COMPETE Bioenergy Competence Platform for Africa
















This Project is coordinated by WIP-Renewable Energies, Germany.

All Project Partners are listed under 'Consortium'.

Project duration: January 2007 to December 2009




COMPETE is co-funded by the European Commission in the 6th Framework Programme

– Specific Measures in Support of International Cooperation (INCO-CT-2006-032448).