Firewood and charcoal are the main sources of
household energy in Tanzania.
The Sustainable Charcoal project aims to promote
a sustainable charcoal production system so as to
reduce pressure from natural forests; and become
a source for constant and legitimate income.
We established three tree nurseries and the new
improved technology of the Half Orange Brick Kiln (HOBK) in about 500 hectares of land.
The charcoal group has 20 people committed to the
work, working three days per week, and produce an
average of 4000 kg of charcoal per month.
The problems that we are currently facing are the distant water borehole which is needed
for the carbonisation process. Also fires and cattle grazing affect the tree nurseries
This project became possible due to the partnership with several organisations, such as
RLDC- Rural Livelihood Development Company, ESDA - Energy for Sustainable
Development in Africa, Morogoro Environmental Conservation Group and Wildlife
Management Area of Wami Mbik.