Failure to curb charcoal burning escalates Zambia’s deforestation – FAO

The failure to curb charcoal burning is behind Zambia’s rapid deforestation, says a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) consultant. Makweti Sishekanu says Zambia has effective legislation but dismally fails to mobilise communities against charcoal burning, the main cause of deforestation. “We can no longer cite legal hindrance as…

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Zambian entrepreneur finds profit with a purpose by making coal from rubbish

Many of Zambia’s young people, like this entrepreneur, seem to have a robust spirit. In Frazer Handondo (37) it is a spirit that collaborates with a healthy dose of business acumen and a real desire to make a difference to the environment. Frazer has found a way to replace conventional…

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