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close this book Development in practice - Rural energy and development
close this folder Chapter six - Cooking fuels: toward more sustainable supply and use
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Developing more sustainable ways to supply biomass


In the late 1970s and early 1980s, biefuels development tended to focus on plantations and community or private woodlots. Such programs proved expensive and had limited success. as discussed in chapter 2. During the past ten years or so, the possibilities for increasing biomass production through agro-forestry and farm forestry have become more widely recognized, as have more sustainable forms of forest management involving local participation Agro-forestry. farms forestry. and natural forest management projects yield a host of benefits in addition to an increase in fuelwood production - including fodder, medicines, fruits. and poles for construction