Producing sustainable FSC certified eco-charcoal
MakaaZingira Enterprise has, since 2009, trained rural farmers to produce sustainable charcoal from fast-growing shrubs. Charcoal is the primary fuel source for people in East Africa, providing over 82 % of all cooking and heating supplies. The MakaaZingira eco-charcoal briquettes are made from fast growing indigenous shrubs which are sustainably harvested, carbonised, mixed with waste cassava and coconut fibre and then compressed.
Wild Living Resources (WLR) is responsible for ethical and sustainable production; technical assistance; supervision; management guidance and assists with market access.
MakaaZingira community members that undertake the ethical and sustainable production of MakaaZingiraeco-charcoal briquettes.
Kenya Organic Agricultural Network (KOAN) provides technical training for Community Based Organisations/Small and Medium Enterprises in sustainable land use, production, value addition, and marketing.