| Application of biomass-energy technologies |
|II. Improved charcoal production|
The key constraints that the Malawi Charcoal Project faced were: (a) the failure to establish an independent charcoal marketing system that worked in parallel with the traditional channels for distribution of hardwood charcoal; and (b) an under-estimation of the difficulties inherent in engineering fuel-switching particularly in the household sector.
To overcome these constraints, the Project developed innovative strategies and mechanisms which could assist future attempts to undertake large-scale charcoal production activities in the region. These innovative strategies are discussed in the following section.