This Jatropha Plantation growing in Haiti has nice healthy two year old Jatropha plants. This plantation is not mechanised in any way and you can see that the jatropha is being grown with beans and butternut squash. Growing Jatropha alongside food crops has many benefits in addition to providing food AND fuel security.
Monoculture Jatropha plantations are prone to diseases and provide no food security for the local people. Growing Jatropha for biofuel is not as important as growing food for the local community to eat!