After Nigeria, Senegal is the largest producer of peanuts with more than 1.3 million tonnes each year generating more than 350,000 tonnes of waste shells. In Senegal, it is estimated that 70% of Senegalese households resort to charcoal for domestic-cooking needs, with the annual consumption of wood-derived charcoal being around 360,000 tonnes, placing significant pressure on forest resources.
Projects undertaken by CarbonBrake
CarbonBrake has been working with the village of Nayakla to re-forest unproductive land. The new forest lies to the south east of Banfora, some six hours from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. The village of Nayakla can only be reached by motorbike (locally known as “moto”) and lies some 15 km from the nearest surfaced road. The head of the village is Monsieur Sory and he has allocated some of the village lands for use by CarbonBrake to establish the new forest. This is also fully supported by the […]