Analysis of Fuelwood and Charcoal Sector in Cote d'Ivoire

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Author(s) Aboh Prisca Zidago | Zhangqi Wu
Pages 9-13
Volume 4
Issue 1
Date January, 2015
Keywords Accessibility, Charcoal, Cote d’Ivoire, Fuelwood, Households

In developing countries, especially in Africa, energy consumption by households is particularly fuelwood and charcoal. In Cote d’Ivoire, fuelwood and charcoal are mostly used in the rural and urban areas. Therefore, the study on these fuels exploitation and the supply system to households are needed. The data used for the analysis of different primary fuels consumed are from World Bank, Cote d'Ivoire Statistical Institute and face to face interviews. The average energy household consumption for cooking is approximately 66% for fuelwood and 20% for charcoal. However, it was realized from the study that urban and rural population prefers to fall back on fuelwood and charcoal because of accessibility and price. An analysis of the wood energy sector in Cote d'Ivoire has been carried out in order to propose appropriate policies for efficient supply. This new policy will prevent environmental degradation.

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