Local Growth/Energy

Energy distribution is, despite of enormous amounts of solar energy and at times very good conditions for wind energy, a very large obstacle in the development of Tanzania and Mwanga District. Lack of energy, in addition to technical barriers and general problems, creates deforestation of solid fuel and illegal logging in order to produce coal which is sold in urban areas. In addition, there is no reforestation leading to high erosion damages, etc. in the nature.

The objective of the project is to give knowledge, technology and entrepreneurship to local enterprises and cooperatives in how efficient and profitable produce briquettes out of existing plant fibers.

Expected results: Enterprise/cooperative s which successfully have adopted the technology and knowledge of how to efficient produce briquettes, acting as raw model in Mwanga District and Kilimanjaro Regions. The long-term objective is to develop a new business area.