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Charcoal in the Sahelian zone


, : Charcoal in the Sahelian zone. Charcoal in the Sahelian zone: 13

In the Sahel, charcoal consumption is confined to the urban population with an average or above average income. Total consumption is about 220 000 t. Use of fuelwood in charcoal manufacture contributes to the destruction of vegetation and consequently to desert encroachment.


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