Charcoal as a diversification strategy: The flexible role of charcoal production in the livelihoods of smallholders in central Mozambique
This paper presents a case study of charcoal producers supplying a small town in central Mozambique, as a contrast to the predominant focus of previous work on charcoal supply to major urban areas. It gives an in-depth account of the situations in which people produce charcoal, linking this to the role it plays in their livelihoods. Charcoal is made for a diverse set of reasons ranging from women wishing for financial autonomy from their husbands, through to gaining supplementary income from field opening. Those making charcoal have a wide range of livelihood strategies and produce in a wide range of situations. The findings counter the idea that charcoal production is a livelihood of last resort.
Energy for Sustainable Development
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- Biodiversidade Florestal
- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias
- Uso Sustentável da Biodiversidade
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