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GULU: Gov’t bans issuance of permits for charcoal production, trade

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Water and Environment has banned the issuance of all documents facilitating the commercial production, trade, and movement of charcoal and other forest products in Gulu district. The directive issued by the State Minister for Environment, Beatrice Atim Anywar stems from the growing illegal …

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Agago district council approves fines for charcoal dealers

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agago district council has approved new fines for people dealing in charcoal and firewood. The resolution comes at a time the district is witnessing heightened destruction of trees for charcoal amid the failure of by-laws and ban on trading in charcoal and forest products. In …

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African scientists say green future at stake amid deforestation

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The loss of forest cover in Africa, escalated by climatic shocks, poor land-use practices and urbanization could slow down the continent’s transition to a green and resilient future, scientists said on Monday. Speaking at a virtual forum from Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, to coincide with the …

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Pastoralists abandon 3,000 bags of charcoal in Lamwo

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 3,000 bags of charcoal have been abandoned by herdsmen, following their eviction from Lamwo district. The district security committee started evicting the pastoralists from the district last month, following an order by President Museveni in November last year. According to Museveni, the pastoralists are causing …

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Briquette maker turns the heat on charcoal

Conservationist starts venture to use up 65% of harvested trees that often goes to waste Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda’s tropical high forests have been declining rapidly and conservationists have been relentless in sounding the alarm over their imminent disappearance in the next two decades unless something is …

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FAO to champion sustainable charcoal production

Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa | Uganda’s urban households have relied on charcoal as their source of energy for decades but there has been no deliberate efforts to facilitate sustainable production practices and technologies to conserve forests. The good news now is that the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United …

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Agago clan chiefs face hurdles in fighting deforestation

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cultural leaders in Agago are facing several hurdles as they carry out the year-long operation to arrest and fine commercial charcoal dealers depleting shea nut trees in the district. A team of cultural leaders from fifteen chiefdoms in Agago district on December 15, 2021, embarked …

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