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Cylindrical stacks of charcoal stand in a field.

Stacks of sustainable charcoal produced at Mampu cooperative site outside of Kinshasa visited as part of a scoping mission 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, carried out by the U.S. Forest Service International Programs and supported by USAID’s Africa Bureau in July 2018. Charcoal is the main source of cooking fuel in the the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and an increasing urban demand for it is resulting in forest degradation and deforestation.

Sustainable charcoal in Mampu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Topics Natural Resource Management, Urban

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