This publication is part of a series of briefs describing findings from the EU-funded Governing Multifunctional Landscapes Sustainable Woodfuel project, which aims to contribute to knowledge, options, and networks for more sustainable woodfuel value chains across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Technical and capacity needs
Context-specific kiln solutions, with suitable and available materials, acceptable to producers and considering transportation limits and wood sizes;
Training to enhance the capacity and technical skills of charcoal producers, combined with awareness raising on the benefits of sustainable charcoal;
Access to upfront finances (via partnership with private sector or micro-credits) for investments in improved kilns;
Facilitation and capacity development of producer groups or cooperatives, and recognition of their legal status;
Technical supervision and further research to optimize efficiency.