Between 1990 and 2010, Uganda lost an average of 218,000 acres of forest each year. Some of the world’s most outstanding animals are facing extinction due to this increased pressure on their natural habitat. This is linked closely to the high population growth rate in Uganda: at 3.3%, the country has one of the world’s highest growth rates.
With almost no access to electricity, alternative fuel sources are severely needed. Eco briquettes can replace the need for wood by turning agricultural and industrial waste into a carbon-neutral cooking fuel.
The Kibale Eco-Char Initiative aims to develop a sustainable and wildlife-friendly form of income generation that is a viable replacement for firewood and charcoal, thereby complimenting the continuing work of the Kibale Fuel Wood Project.