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When local authorities in eastern Kenya slapped a ban on trading charcoal earlier this year in an effort to save the regions dwindling forests, charcoal producers worried their income would disappear.
They have turned to producing wood briquettes from tree branches, reducing the felling of trees while also making a product they hope could interest supermarkets and help lift hundreds of families out of poverty.
All we need is a way of producing them in larger quantities so that we can start marketing them, said Jane Vengi, the chairwoman of the Kitui-based Mwaka Charcoal Producers Association, one of the countrys top charcoal producers.
When Kituis governor, Charity Ngilu, ordered a crackdown on charcoal production in January following a campaign promise to make natural resources better serve people, environmentalists welcomed the move.
Since the charcoal trade and transport ban was put in place, normally quiet Kitui has seen an angry mob set charcoal-packed trucks on fire, the arrests of people illegally felling trees and the emergence of a song critical of the policy.
Kenya has previously tried to ban charcoal production, but failed. Because charcoal production and sales tend to occur in the informal economy, they can be hard to police, according to research by the Stockholm Environment Institute.
With so many people dependent on income from charcoal, doing away with the popular cooking material altogether is unlikely in the short term, said Shadrack Musyindu, a project officer for Caritas Kitui, a Catholic charity that has championed the briquette initiative.
Still, when burned in open fires and traditional stoves, wood, coal, charcoal and similar fuels emit harmful smoke that claims four million lives annually worldwide, according to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.
But John Kioli, executive director of the Nairobi-based Green Africa Foundation, which helps communities manage their resources more sustainably, said moving on from charcoal as a fuel remains a difficult task.
"Many people in Kitui turn to charcoal production simply because they have no other alternative source of income given the tough climatic conditions," he said. (Reporting by Isaiah Esipisu. Editing by Sebastien Malo and Laurie Goering.Get in Touch with Mechanic