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Annex 2.9 TAN Awareness Raising, Policy Development & Demonstrations – Mozambique

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Annex 2.9 TAN Awareness Raising, Policy Development & Demonstrations – Mozambique

Publisher:

INBAR

Year:

2008

Pages:

10

Keywords:

bamboo, Mozambique, development, sustainable development, enterprise, policy

In 2004/05, as part of IFAD grant 774, INBAR began to undertake action research in Mozambique to replicate technologies and knowledge, which were developed in other countries and regions under IFAD grant 518 (2001-2004). Initial action research was focused on evaluating bamboo resources in Mozambique, providing policy recommendations, building stakeholders bamboo propogation capacity, and validating bamboo charcoal briquetting technology. Following this work, rural bamboo charcoal production was identified as a clear entry point for poverty alleviation. This lead to IFAD awarding INBAR’s partner programme, NTFP GPP, a small grant (911). Under the grant, further work was conducted on charcoal, with a review of charcoal production and supply chains undertaken, followed by a charcoal workshop in the capital Maputo.

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