A woman stands in front of a plant nursery, smiling and holding a young tree.

Ernestine Tipi leads a group tour at the University of Kinshasa during a scoping mission by the U.S. Forest Service International Programs, supported by USAID’s Africa Bureau, in July 2018. The scoping mission was part of a broader project looking at alternative local species to integrate into agroforestry woodfuel systems to increase the volume of sustainable charcoal supply for urban areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Charcoal is the main source of cooking fuel in the DRC, and an increasing urban demand for it is resulting in forest degradation and deforestation.

Sourcing sustainable charcoal in the Congo Basin

Copyright © 2019 Olivia Freeman, U.S. Forest Service International Programs

Topics Urban, Natural Resource Management

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