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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The power of dung – turning animal-waste into clean fuel

In a departure from the standard ‘brain drain’ that takes so much young talent out of the continent, these young Zambians have chosen to invest their brains and their energy into contributing to the development of their own country. Mwila Lwando (32) and Kabeke Mulenga (26) were at Zambia’s recent…

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