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Two women make briquettes while two children sit nearby and watch.

Briquettes are blocks of flammable matter made from biodegradable waste. Rural households in Uganda use them to cook food. They burn with no air pollution; hence, maintain hygiene protecting natural systems in a changing world.

Briquettes are also cheaper and affordable than traditional charcoal. Additionally, they are made from locally available materials and waste improves sanitation. Briquette making is a simple and affordable technology. Above all they are important for protecting natural systems in a changing world for instance of cutting many trees, waste from charcoal made from forests may be utilized.

Household strategies in protecting natural systems in a changing world

Copyright © 2019 David Baguma

Country Uganda
Topics Natural Resource Management, Health

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