Exploring the Socio-Economic Role of Charcoal and the Potential for Sustainable Production in the Chicale Regulado, Mozambique




Wood fuels play a significant role in the energy requirements of many developing countries. This is especially the case in Sub-Saharan Africa, where dependence is increasing due to growing urban populations, and limited accessibility to alternative fuels. In this region, charcoal is the predominant fuel accounting for over half of the energy requirements (WEC, 2004). However, there are significant social and environmental impacts associated with the consumption of charcoal including: forest degradation, loss of biodiversity and environmental services, as well as health issues. There is growing concern that current levels of resource use will jeopardise the livelihoods of communities dependent upon forests.


University of Edinburgh






- Sofala


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Florestal


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Economia, Comércio e Medidas de Incentivo;
- Uso Sustentável da Biodiversidade;
- Uso Comunitário da Biodiversidade


- Parque Nacional de Gorongosa



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