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Kenya bans charcoal - but will a more sustainable ...

Apr 12, 2018  Kenya bans charcoal - but will a more sustainable alternative prevail? Published on April 12, 2018 April 12, 2018 • 36 Likes • 5 Comments

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Banning charcoal isn't the way to go. Kenya should make

May 16, 2018  Kenya should make it sustainable May 16, 2018 9.16am EDT A woman sells charcoal in Nairobi, Kenya. Flickr/Laura Rantanen The Kenyan government has clamped down on the production of charcoal, which...

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Beyond bans: Toward sustainable charcoal production in Kenya

Oct 30, 2020  As a result, the most suitable tree species for charcoal production, an important source of energy in Kenya, have become scarce. In an effort to address environmental concerns, in January 2018 the governor of Kitui banned the sale and transport of charcoal out of the county. A month later, a nationwide logging moratorium followed.

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Kenya’s charcoal bans have fuelled a smuggling problem ...

And bans have already pushed up the charcoal price. Charcoal in Kenya is now more expensive than kerosene, which strains many Kenyans' livelihoods and quality of life. Kenya has an electricity penetration of 75%, but the cost of access is still too high for many people. The solution to charcoal dependency and smuggling lies outside the sector ...

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Going deeper underground: why Kenya’s charcoal bans don’t ...

Going deeper underground: why Kenya’s charcoal bans don’t work. 2021-07-28. Kenya’s charcoal industry may be mostly informal, but it’s a big deal to the millions of people who rely on it for fuel or to earn a living. Charcoal is produced across at least 20% of the country, including in counties such as Kitui, Baringo, Kilifi, Kajiado ...

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Banning charcoal isn’t the way to go in Kenya

May 17, 2018  The bans are on the assumption that charcoal is acquired from government land. But most charcoal in Kenya is sourced from privately owned and managed land. This makes the bans ineffectual. How is...

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Kenya's Charcoal Bans Have Fuelled a Smuggling Problem ...

To address environmental concerns, the Kenyan government imposed a series of trade bans on the charcoal business. In February 2018, it renewed the

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Kenya blazes a trail to more sustainable charcoal

Aug 17, 2016  Kenya is committed to building a clean, low-carbon energy supply. By recognising the importance of charcoal, and treating producers with respect and dignity, it will improve rural livelihoods while ensuring that charcoal is made more sustainably.

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Overcoming barriers to sustainable charcoal in Kenya

In the long-term, other, cleaner and more sustainable fuels may replace charcoal. But in the short- and medium-term, investments in sustainability of this important urban fuel are imperative to ensure that Kenya’s natural forest resources are responsibly managed.

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Branching out: greener charcoal takes root in eastern Kenya

Kenya has previously tried to ban charcoal production, but failed. Because charcoal production and sales tend to occur in the informal economy, they

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Kenya’s charcoal bans have fuelled a smuggling problem

Sep 01, 2021  Kenya’s charcoal industry may be mostly informal, but it’s a big deal to the millions who rely on it for fuel or to earn a living. The trade employs around 700 000 people, with an annual market value of over US$427-million. This makes it Kenya’s fourth biggest revenue earner after tourism, horticulture and tea. Almost 1.4-million households (12% of the total)

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Going deeper underground: why Kenya’s charcoal bans don’t ...

Going deeper underground: why Kenya’s charcoal bans don’t work. 2021-07-28. Kenya’s charcoal industry may be mostly informal, but it’s a big deal to the millions of people who rely on it for fuel or to earn a living. Charcoal is produced across at least 20% of the country, including in counties such as Kitui, Baringo, Kilifi, Kajiado ...

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Kenya's Charcoal Bans Have Fuelled a Smuggling Problem ...

And bans have already pushed up the charcoal price. Charcoal in Kenya is now more expensive than kerosene, which strains many Kenyans' livelihoods and quality of

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The Impact Of Burning Charcoal On Kenya’s Ecosystems And ...

Aug 24, 2020  Raising awareness of the benefits to producers and communities of making the charcoal industry more sustainable. Although these ideas exist they have yet to be widely established in Kenya and beyond. The transition to sustainable production will take time, funding and a social-cultural shift, especially around cooking.

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Banning charcoal isn’t the way to go in Kenya

May 17, 2018  But most charcoal in Kenya is sourced from privately owned and managed land. This makes the bans ineffectual. ... How is the ban being enforced and is it sustainable? ... Households often use more ...

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Kenya has been trying to regulate the charcoal sector: why ...

Feb 23, 2021  In Kenya, charcoal has met more than 70% of the ... This was followed by charcoal bans in some counties. ... The associations should be given knowledge and skills in sustainable tree harvesting ...

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Kenya blazes a trail to more sustainable charcoal

Aug 17, 2016  According to the Kenya Forestry Service (KFS), it provides 82 percent of household energy in urban areas, and 34 percent in rural areas. Charcoal production provides jobs and income to more than ...

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Transforming Kenya's charcoal sector

Sep 30, 2016  The charcoal sector employs nearly 900,000 people in production and trade, and has been estimated to contribute 1.6 billion USD per year to Kenya’s economy. In Kenya, demand for wood is estimated at 41.7 million m 3 per year, including 18.7 million m 3 for fuel wood and 16.3 million m 3 for charcoal, but the amount that can be harvested ...

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Branching out: greener charcoal takes root in eastern Kenya

Aug 31, 2018  By Isaiah Esipisu. MWINGI, Kenya, Aug 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When local authorities in eastern Kenya slapped a ban on trading charcoal earlier this year in an effort to save the region ...

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Branching out: greener charcoal takes root in eastern Kenya

Aug 31, 2018  Sustainable wood. More than 150 charcoal producers have adopted the technique in Kitui County alone. The briquette-making initiative is also ongoing in neighbouring Tharaka Nithi and Embu counties ...

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Black Market: Kitui Charcoal Business Thriving Despite Ban ...

Aug 20, 2020  Illegal charcoal production and sale is thriving in Kitui County despite an existing ban to safeguard the county’s dwindling forest cover that is a paltry 7% below the national target of 10%. Rural communities in Kitui County depend on agriculture for their livelihoods, with charcoal production being an additional strategy to secure income in ...

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Sustainable Fuelwood Production In Kenya: Potential Role ...

Oct 22, 2020  Sustainable Development Goal 7 emphasizes the need for affordable and sustainable modern energy. Wood-fuel is not a significant part of debates surrounding this goal despite its importance as a major energy source in developing countries. Policies concentrate on alternative sources of fuels, but these are often expensive to a majority of the populations in

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From laissez–faire to organized groups – A short history ...

a more sustainable charcoal value chain, including transparent, consistent and coordinated regulatory institutional mechanisms that incentivize compliance as well as penalizing unsustainable practices. 5 rom laissezfaire to organized groups A short history of sustainable charcoal producer associations in Kenya and Zambia 4 SSTAIAE E RIE 3

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Modelling stakeholder agency to investigate sustainable ...

Jun 01, 2020  To explore these questions, we combine stakeholder engagement and agent-based modelling (ABM) methods to analyse the charcoal sector in Kitui County in Kenya, a charcoal hotspot 1 in East Africa where formal efforts are being made at national and county-level to encourage more sustainable charcoal production and trade.

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Banning charcoal isn’t the way to go. Kenya should make it ...

May 17, 2018  But most charcoal in Kenya is sourced from privately owned and managed land. This makes the bans ineffectual. ... How is the ban being enforced and is it sustainable? ... Households often use more ...

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Banning charcoal isn't the way to go. Kenya should make it ...

May 17, 2018  The bans are largely based on the assumption that charcoal is acquired from government land. But most charcoal in Kenya is sourced from privately owned and managed land. This makes the bans ineffectual. How is the ban being enforced and is it sustainable? The measures include a ban on production and restrictions on transportation and trading.

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The Impact Of Burning Charcoal On Kenya’s Ecosystems And ...

Aug 24, 2020  Raising awareness of the benefits to producers and communities of making the charcoal industry more sustainable. Although these ideas exist they have yet to be widely established in Kenya and beyond. The transition to sustainable production will take time, funding and a social-cultural shift, especially around cooking.

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Confusion of Charcoal Regulation in Kenya Forestry

Jan 26, 2021  At the time of independence in 1963, Kenya had 10% cover which has now reduced to around 5% mainly because of deforestation and land degradation. Charcoal burning contributes to the degradation of forest resources in Kenya as it is mainly done in an unsustainable way. Bans have been used in efforts to reduce the destruction.

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Kenya has been trying to regulate the charcoal sector: why ...

Feb 23, 2021  In Kenya, charcoal has met more than 70% of the ... This was followed by charcoal bans in some counties. ... The associations should be given knowledge and skills in sustainable tree harvesting ...

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Charcoal value chains in Africa and their role for ...

Dec 09, 2021  The reaction from policymakers to the increasing charcoal use could be to protect the African forests more vigorously, especially if the Forest Pledge do not consider key needs among charcoal customers and producers. Kenya implemented a ‘Charcoal ban’ in 2018, suppressing most trade and transport of charcoal in the country.

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Branching out: greener charcoal takes root in eastern Kenya

Aug 31, 2018  By Isaiah Esipisu. MWINGI, Kenya, Aug 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When local authorities in eastern Kenya slapped a ban on trading charcoal earlier this year in an effort to save the region ...

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Study on Charcoal Scarcity and the Limitations of Existing ...

Nov 01, 2020  The charcoal distribution chain has been widely affected in Kenya due to a logging ban that resulted from excessive deforestation. Now, roughly half of Kenyan households must spend half of their daily income to cook their food. Charcoal is made through the process of carbonization, in which wood is burned in an oxygen-limited environment, and is being mostly

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Charcoal consumption in Kenya Download Table

Kenya, between 1.6 and 2.4 million tonnes of charcoal are consumed annually, with a per capita consumption of 156kg and 152kg for urban and rural areas,

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Five things to know about briquettes and sustainable ...

May 04, 2021  In long-term studies undertaken at Kenya’s Kasigau Corridor, a conservation dryland landscape of about 200,000 ha, research led by Wildlife Works in collaboration with the National Museums of Kenya and ICRAF is showing that tree regeneration could occur alongside biodiversity protection and charcoal briquette production from tree prunings in ...

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Making charcoal production in Sub Sahara sustainable

4.3.3 Sustainable charcoal trade—40 4.3.4 Example: professionalisation of the charcoal sector in Sudan—41 4.3.5 Recommendations—42 4.4 Reduction of charcoal end-use—42 4.4.1 Ban on charcoal use—43 4.4.2 Improved charcoal stoves—44 4.4.3 Example: Kenya Ceramic Jiko improved stove—44

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Affordable and clean energy: Charcoal briquettes from ...

Dec 18, 2021  A lady putting the processed charcoal briquettes in the UV treated shade. /Photo by Gabriel Rotich. Briquettes are more sustainable and more energy-efficient and could be a gamechanger in the reduction of pressure on forests and lower pollution levels in urban areas, that is if more people start using them.

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Cross border charcoal trade: implications for sustainable ...

Kenya-Uganda case study 0 20 40 60 80 100 South DRC er o i a Turkana w fi a e Mombasa s Sources of Charcoal Nairobi Mombasa • Ban shifted charcoal supply basins within and across Kenya borders • More flows from/through Uganda 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 0 20 40 60 80 100 Oct -Dec 2017 Jan-Mar 2018 Apr-Jun 2018 Jul-Sept 2018 s s ced Axis Title ...

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The Kenya Charcoal Policy Handbook

The Kenya Charcoal Policy Handbook Current Regulations for a Sustainable Charcoal Sector 7 2. Importance of the Charcoal Sector in Kenya 2.1 Source of energy Charcoal has been a source of energy, especially for urban households, for a long time. A study by MoE in 2000 (Republic of Kenya, 2002) found that charcoal provides

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