by Tom Otiti

Issue: 29

Journal section: Theme Articles
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Received: 2010-10-05


Wood energy accounts for over 90% of total energy consumption in Tanzania (UNEP, 1988). Energy is used for cooking, water heating, space heating and, to a lesser extent, lighting. Increased pressure on the biomass resource base caused by population growth and the accompanying demand for domestic and industrial energy coupled with the inability of the rural masses to gain access to non-traditional energy supplies, has resulted in over-exploitation of the same resource base beyond its capacity for renewability. It is estimated that between 300,000 and 400,000 ha of natural forests and woodlands are lost each year (Kilahama, 1990)...

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