URL A burning issue: woodfuel, public health, land degradation and conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Release date 13/05/2016
Contributor Anthony Adu-Gyamfi
Geographical coverage Africa
Keywords wood,energy,fuel,firewood
URL http://www.birdlife.org/africa/news/burning-issue-woodfuel-public-health-land-degradation-and-conservation-sub-saharan

Wood energy fuelling the future

Wood is a key source of energy that has been used for millennia for cooking, boiling water, lighting and heating. In Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 90% of the population relies on woodfuel, i.e. firewood and charcoal, as a primary source of domestic energy, both in rural as well as in urban areas