From Bush to Charcoal: the Greenest Charcoal Comes from Namibia
Faced with extreme climate conditions, Namibian farmers have learnt to diversify their activities, especially by producing FSC-certified charcoal.
For three years now, the southern African country of Namibia has seen a succession of droughts.
Namibia is a vast but sparsely populated country where farming is the second most common occupation after mining. Livestock and cattle husbandry are the main sources of agricultural income, but with the drought, it has become difficult for farmers to find grazing areas and water for their livestock.
However, some Namibian farmers have learned to diversify their activities and during the dry season, they produce charcoal. Read more…