Afghanistan’s Forests : Bare Mountains, Poor People
Category: environment

Afghanistan’s Forests : Bare Mountains, Poor People

The Economist, Nov 1st 2001 Missing trees reflect the country’s woeful recent history FAISABAD WHITE peaks, brown hills, a muddy river and pungent blue wood-smoke in Faisabad, the largest city in opposition-controlled Afghanistan, all mark the opening of… Read More

Deforestation, wood cooking practices tightly linked, analysis of data suggests

by Dr. Barbara Knudson Fact: There is ever-increasing deforestation. Fact: About two billion of the earth’s 6 billion inhabitants cook with fuel wood. Can there be cause and effect here? Many assert there is not. They cite lumbering… Read More

Solar cooking provides antidote to wood fuel ‘famine’

by Dr. Barbara Knudson Prior to the 20th century, virtually all families around the world cooked their food with fuel wood. In the 21st century, between one-third and one-half of the world’s population continues to do so.Trees are,… Read More

Summary of wood consumption study in Kakuma

by B. Knudson and W. Lankford, August 1998 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A solar cooking promotion project has been underway in Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya since January1995. The camp houses refugees principally from Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi,… Read More