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Energy Demand and Resource Assessment Study in Medadumbara Divisional Secretariat, Sri Lanka

This brief report summarizes the grassroots-level energy demand and resource assessment study that was carried out in the Medadumbara Divisional Secretariat area between June and August

Prof. Anoja Wikramasinghe, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2013

Energy Demand and Resource Assessment Study in Medadumbara Divisional Secretariat, Sri Lanka

This brief report summarizes the grassroots-level energy demand and resource assessment study that was carried out in the Medadumbara Divisional Secretariat area between June and August

Prof. Anoja Wikramasinghe, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2013

Bioenergy and Land: A review of linkages and impacts with a focus on Africa,

Over recent decades, biofuel production has emerged as a new and significant factor competing for land and water resources and creating a potential conflict with food

Pisces;Practical Action Consulting, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2011

Sustainable Feedstock Management for Charcoal Production in Kenya: Resources, Initiatives and Options

This working brief sits with the series of reports on Charcoal Policy and Feedstock Management as part of PISCES’ contribution to creating a sustainable charcoal sector in Western Kenya. The

Nellie Oduor, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2012

Scoping Study into the Impacts of Bioenergy Development on Food Security

Rising food prices and food supply shortages have led to unprecedented riots across the developing world. Primarily driven by the Western world, the on-going push to source and produce biofuel

Pisces;Practical Action Consulting, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2008

Scale-Up and Commercialisation of Improved Cookstoves in Sri Lanka: Lessons Learnt from the Anagi Experience

Interest in cook stove improvement in Sri Lanka started in the early 1950s. These activities were initiated among the migrant South Indian community that worked in tea plantations concentrated

Pisces;Practical Action Consulting, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2009

Energy footprint of locally produced bioethanol in Kenya

This Working Paper is based on research conducted by an University of Edinburgh Masters student. Working with PISCES partners in Kenya, the research conducts a lifecycle analysis of the direct

Ebelechukwu Chiatula, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2013

Bioenergy Market System Development Comparing Participatory Approaches in Kenya and Sri Lanka

Biomass is the most commonly consumed form of energy in Kenya at about 68% of the national energy consumption. The charcoal industry employs over 700,000 people and represents the second

Steven Hunt;Colin Pritchard;Tom Molone, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2011

Bioenergy and Poverty in Kenya: Attitudes, Actors and Activities

This report presents the findings of socio-economic baseline surveys carried out by the Eastern Africa office of Practical Action Consulting in Kenya between March and December

Tameezan wa Gathui;Wairimu Ngugi, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2010

Small-Scale Bioenergy Initiatives

This report is based on a series of 15 international case studies conducted between September and November 2008 under a joint initiative of FAO and the PISCES Energy Research Programme

Pisces;Practical Action Consulting, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2009

Jatropha: The Broom of Poverty: Myth or Reality?

This working brief critically examines the socio-economic and rural livelihood impacts of the Zimbabwean Jatropha biodiesel programme on rural farmers. With the biofuels discourse shifting from

James Mubonderi, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2012

Sustainable Tree Management for Charcoal Production: The Acacia Pocketbook

The Acacia Pocketbook is part of a series of publications promoting a sustainable charcoal sector in Kenya. Along with the Charcoal Policy Handbook and Charcoal Policy Pocketbook, this guide

Nellie Oduor;Wairimu Ngugi;Tameezan Wa Gathui, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2012

Gender Equity, Charcoal and the Value Chain, Western Kenya

This working brief was prepared by an Msc student from the University of Edinburgh after conducting field research in western Kenya under the PISCES project. Using focus group discussions

Alannah Delahunty-Pike, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2012

Biomass Gasification: The East African Study

Biomass gasification, which is the conversion of solid fuels like wood and agricultural residues into a combustible gas mixture, is a fairly new technology in East Africa with most of the

Kennedy Muzee, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2012

Gender and Equity in Bioenergy Access and Delivery in Kenya

A comprehensive assessment of gender as it relates to bioenergy access, delivery, supply, and production. Policy dimensions and other issues are also

Lydia Muchiri, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2011

Liquid Biofuels Strategies and Policies in selected African Countries

A review of some of the challenges, activities and policy options for liquid

Sue Canney Davison, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2011

Waste Analysis Gambia

This exercise is an attempt to compile base-line information necessary for assessing the introduction and suitability of waste incineration as an alternative waste disposal method especially

Kekoi Kuyateh;Malang Keita,, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 1999

Waste Analysis Kenya 02

Research Development and Design of a Simple Solid Waste

Andrew Russell, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2004

Waste Analysis Kenya 01

Research Development and Design of a Simple Solid Waste

Andrew Russell, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2004

Need and Demand Addendum

Research Development and Design of a Simple Solid Waste

Published by Practical Action Consulting on 1999

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