Uganda: Charcoal Production Improvements

Charcoal Production Improvements
John Kuteesakwe GTZ, German Development Cooperation, German Technical Cooperation, The Republic of Uganda Ministry of Energy and Mineral DevelopmentProgram Officer, Energy Advisory Project 2005

- Charcoal production accounts for 15 – 20% of the wood supply in Uganda and is mainly
consumed in urban areas
- Improvements in the charcoal subsector must address all stages in the chain of charcoal production, transportation, marketing and utilization

In Uganda two categories of economically feasible kilns
are recommended:
- The “Kasisira” kiln
- The Bus kilnNike