Our Data and Monitoring Officer was once again in the field for a physical verification exercise. Groups in Nkhoma, Lilongwe, Balaka and Salima were visited. In Nkhoma, the team visited the Nkhoma Mountain Conservation Organisation. The Organisation, which has existed since 2013, works hand in hand with the Department of […]

March physical verification exercise

Estimates indicate that a whopping 90% of Malawian households rely on firewood and charcoal as energy sources for cooking and heating. This puts enormous pressure on the country’s forests, to the extent that deforestation greatly outpaces reforestation and afforestation. Accordingly, Malawi’s deforestation rate is one of the highest in the […]

Water Hyacinth Briquettes: An alternative energy to firewood and charcoal

Jacob Kadaluka is a recent graduate of the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), and an entrepreneur from who has been tackling deforestation with briquettes made from agricultural waste. He started making them almost a year ago, in April 2016, and although adoption has been slow, his charcoal […]

Saving trees with charcoal briquettes