Charcoal being sold in a market, Yangambi, DRC. In order to have a good charcoal that people would buy the wood must be hard. Each oven produces from 10 to 15 big sacs of charcoal that are sold at 4usd in the local market and 11usd in Kisangani. Two weeks are required to cut and gather the wood and the time needed to burn it is around 10 days. Transportation costs are very high so profit is normally low.
Photo by Axel Fassio/CIFOR
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Forets, Charcoal, Household Expenditure, Biomass, Forest Products Industries, Bioenergy, Household Income, Forest Products, Value Added, Income, Small Businesses, Energy, Biofuels, Yangambi, Orientale, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, CD.