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close this book Application of biomass-energy technologies
close this folder II. Improved charcoal production
View the document A. Introduction
View the document B. The Malawi Charcoal Project
View the document C. Charcoal markets
View the document D. Constraints
View the document E. Policy environment and role of the Government
View the document F. Role of entrepreneurs and informal-sector artisans
View the document G. Local research initiatives and indigenous technical skills
View the document H. Role of non-governmental organizations
View the document I. Role of end-users
View the document J. External financial support and local credit and banking institutions

J. External financial support and local credit and banking institutions

The Project was part of a World-Bank financed programme, and external financial support provided the initial funds for undertaking scheduled activities. There appears to have been limited efforts to involve local credit and banking institutions in the activities of the Project which may account for the almost total absence of local entrepreneurs in the initial phases of the Project.