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Farmers, Forests and Fuel: Towards a New Biomass Energy Strategy for Sri Lanka

By: M Howes and P Endagma

173 pages, Figs, tabs

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #12468 | ISBN: 1853390895
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Biomass accounts for roughly two-thirds of Sri Lanka's primary energy consumption, and long-term supply capability is being undermined by a fast and accelerating rate of deforestation. This book surveys future trends and prospects.


Part 1 Background: the demise of the first biomass energy stratgey. Part 2 Economic and social contexts: the national picture; fuel production and use in rural communities. Part 3 The interventions reviewed: the promotion of farmers' woodlots under the community forestry project; the promotion of domestic cooking stoves under the national fuelwood conservation programme. Part 4 Conclusion: towards a new biomass energy strategy. Appendices: research methods; derivation of biomass supply data and master tables on the national picture; fuel producing agro-forestry systems; the woodfuel trade in Hambantota.

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