This two year old Jatropha is bearing fruit and will continue for decades without replanting.
Jatropha fruit - ready to pick when turning yellow.
Each Jatropha fruit contains three oil-rich seeds.
The fruit is dried then husked to get the seeds.
Farmers bring their harvested jatropha seed to JP to sell.
After air-drying the seed is ready to sell and process.
Jatropha is started in JP's nursery before planting out in the fields of local farmers.
Jatropha headed to the fields for planting.
It is time to plant Jatropha into the fields when the rains come.
JP's seedling survival rate is almost 100 percent.
Nine month old Jatropha bears some fruit.
Two year old Jatropha grows without irrigation in a place that was thorny scrub.
At five years JP's Jatropha is at full yield.
Proud farmers look out over their Jatropha robustly growing on previously unused scrubland.
When the rains come Jatropha quickly leafs out, flowers, and fruits.
The rainy season brings forth Jatropha's fruit.
Jatropha quickly puts on leaves and starts flowering, when there is moisture.
Jatropha drops its leaves to survive droughty periods.
Drip irrigation can extend Jatropha's growing season.