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Burning questions about Africa’s wood fuel

In Africa, wood fuel is a major energy source for many rural and urban poor households
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Charcoal sac being transported to the market, Yangambi, DRC. Photo by Axel Fassio/CIFOR

Wood fuel, especially charcoal, is associated with deforestation and climate change, but it also has a positive socio-economic impact. In this podcast, we will take you to Africa where wood fuel remains a major source of energy and provides livelihoods for many rural and urban poor households. We talk to Phosiso Sola, a scientist with World Agroforestry (ICRAF), currently focused on researching governance of wood fuel with the aim of developing a sustainable charcoal value chain in African drylands.

 

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), ICRAF and other partners are working on solutions through Governing Multifunctional Landscapes, a project funded by the European Union.

Learn more about the project.

 

This research forms part of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry, which is supported by CGIAR Fund Donors.
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