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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 it ...

May 16, 2018  Banning charcoal isn’t the way to go. 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 ...

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Beyond bans: Toward sustainable charcoal production in Kenya

Oct 30, 2020  Located strategically between Nairobi and the coastal city of Mombasa, Kitui County has long been one of Kenya’s most important charcoal production hotspots. The local economy is mostly based on agriculture, but for farmers charcoal production is an important coping mechanism to secure a year-round income, particularly during the long dry season that lasts from []

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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 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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Overcoming barriers to sustainable charcoal in Kenya

Overcoming barriers to sustainable charcoal in Kenya 3 Rapidly rising demand for charcoal has led to a widening supply-demand gap resulting in unsustainable charcoal production. Current demand, estimated at 16.3 million cubic metres (m3), is far above the current supply of 7.4 million m3 (Wanleys Consultancy Services 2013). And, by

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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) depend on it for cooking.

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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 ...

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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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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

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

Jun 05, 2021  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

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

May 17, 2018  Kenya has imposed a charcoal ban before. The bans are largely based on the assumption that charcoal is acquired from government land. ... existing regulations for a sustainable charcoal sector ...

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The Impact Of Burning Charcoal On Kenya’s

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

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SEI UNDP DB 2016 Kenya Sustainable Charcoal

Several countries, including Kenya, have tried to ban charcoal production in order to protect forests, but given that charcoal production and sales occur mostly in the informal sector, those efforts have failed. Since 2009, Kenya has been trying a differ- ... more sustainable charcoal

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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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Branching out: greener charcoal takes root in eastern

Aug 30, 2018  When local authorities in eastern Kenya slapped a ban on trading charcoal earlier this year in an effort to save the region's dwindling forests, ... building a more sustainable future for themselves.

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Kenya: Banning Charcoal Isn't the Way to Go. Kenya

Kenya has imposed a charcoal ban before. ... Households often use more charcoal than necessary, ... researchers and the public need to understand that charcoal can be made sustainable. A pro ...

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Branching out: greener charcoal takes root in eastern

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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Can charcoal made from tree branches be the future in

Sep 27, 2018  Kenya has previously tried to ban charcoal production, but failed. Because charcoal production and sales tend to occur in the informal economy, they can be hard to police, according to research by the Stockholm Environment Institute. Instead, authorities are now trying to more closely regulate charcoal

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

Sep 02, 2021  Formalising the trade would have to factor in the cost of the wood, making charcoal more expensive than it currently is. 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 ...

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Kenya blazes a trail to more sustainable charcoal

Aug 17, 2016  Charcoal production provides jobs and income to more than 700,000 people, supporting over 2 million dependents. Yet until recently, charcoal production in Kenya was unregulated and illegal.

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Can charcoal business be sustainable? Examples,

Jan 12, 2021  However, the charcoal ban 2018 in Kenya has blocked the development of legal and mores sustainable charcoal value chains.’ Moreover, by unpacking the value chain, we can see that consumers are not only concentrated in cities, but also in

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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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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 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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SEI UNDP DB 2016 Kenya Sustainable Charcoal

Several countries, including Kenya, have tried to ban charcoal production in order to protect forests, but given that charcoal production and sales occur mostly in the informal sector, those efforts have failed. Since 2009, Kenya has been trying a differ- ... more sustainable charcoal

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ISS TODAY: ANALYSIS: Kenya’s charcoal bans continue to ...

Sep 01, 2021  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.

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

Mar 03, 2021  In Kenya, charcoal has met more than 70% of the domestic energy demand for cooking and heating over decades, and is a major source of livelihood for hundreds of thousands of people in rural areas. Charcoal is produced by burning wood under limited supply of oxygen, a process known as carbonization. This carbon rich product is produced in kilns.

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Kenya: Banning Charcoal Isn't the Way to Go. Kenya Should ...

Kenya has imposed a charcoal ban before. ... Households often use more charcoal than necessary, ... researchers and the public need to understand that charcoal can be made sustainable. A pro ...

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Can charcoal made from tree branches be the future in Kenya?

Sep 27, 2018  Kenya has previously tried to ban charcoal production, but failed. Because charcoal production and sales tend to occur in the informal economy, they can be hard to police, according to research by the Stockholm Environment Institute. Instead, authorities are now trying to more closely regulate charcoal production and trade.

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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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Less Wood for More Charcoal: How women are leading the ...

Less Wood for More Charcoal: How women are leading the charge for sustainable charcoal in Kenya By: Carrie Krueger, Director of Marketing, Washington Chapter, TNC Approximately 175 kilometers and three hours east of Nairobi, you’ll find yourself in the small town of Kitui, home to Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI).

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Tanzania has figured out a way to make charcoal and save ...

Oct 23, 2015  Sustainable charcoal producers in Kilosa use an improved basic earth kiln to produce charcoal more efficiently. The process takes longer—about a week—but the end product is a

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Can charcoal business be sustainable? Examples, challenges ...

Jan 12, 2021  However, the charcoal ban 2018 in Kenya has blocked the development of legal and mores sustainable charcoal value chains.’ Moreover, by unpacking the value chain, we can see that consumers are not only concentrated in cities, but also in rural areas.

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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 domestic energy demand for cooking and heating over decades, and is a major source of livelihood for hundreds of thousands of people in rural areas . Charcoal is produced by burning wood under limited supply of oxygen, a process known as carbonisation. This carbon rich product is produced in kilns.

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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 developing countries. This is coupled ...

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ISS TODAY: ANALYSIS: Kenya’s charcoal bans continue to ...

The country’s 2015 Charcoal Rules and Regulations 2015 allows the fuel to be extracted from government land only. Most charcoal is however produced from privately owned and managed land. The law allows this as long as the owners have a license to manufacture charcoal for commercial purposes or to generate more than three bags for personal use.

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