Institutional fuelwood consumption in Kenya
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Published by KIFCON, Karura Forest Station, Natural Resources Institute [distributor] in Nairobi, Chatham Maritime, Kent, UK .
Written in English



  • Kenya.


  • Fuelwood industry -- Kenya.,
  • Fuelwood consumption -- Kenya.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementKIFCON in association with Bellerive Foundation.
ContributionsKenya Indigenous Forest Conservation Programme., Bellerive Foundation.
LC ClassificationsHD9769.F843 K44 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination25 leaves :
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL926152M
LC Control Number95225321

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Achieving sustainable charcoal in Kenya provides an overview of the use of firewood in households, industry and institutions in Kenya. More than 80 per cent or the urban population in Kenya depends on charcoal and the sector is valued equal to the tea industry, supporting the livelihoods of over 2 million people in the country. OCLC Number: Notes: "J " "AID order no. OTR" Description: 54 pages: illustrations, map ; 28 cm: Responsibility. This study focuses on households’ energy consumption in the Taita Hills of South-East Kenya, especially on the use of fuelwood. The wood use habits are approached through the local women and families who represent the grass root level actors. The Taita Hills are known for their rich biodiversity.   In this paper, we examine the substitution between three fuelwood sources among rural households in western Kenya: fuelwood collected off-farm, fuelwood produced on-farm, and that which is purchased. Using household-specific shadow prices for fuelwood and male and female wages, we find that strict gender divisions in household labor result in.