The APEMEC small hydropower PoA promotes a paradigm shift in the Chilean energy sector towards decentralized, small-scale, renewable electricity generation with low impacts to the environment and local communities.

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The project improves the livelihoods of smallholder farmers by intercropping Jatropha shrubs in existing farming systems. Farmers generate additional income through the sales of Jatropha nuts for biodiesel production and increase the yield of traditional food crops.

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