Piloting Biogas in the Mid Zambezi
Through the use of biogas pilot homsesteads are able to reduce their household wood energy budget. This will lead to a decrease in the demand for wood-fuel and reduce deforestation attributed to the wood energy use in the project districts. Ultimately the project will contribute to: reducing greenhouse gas emissions; combating poverty; and preserving forest ecosystem services in the project districts.
One of the projects outcomes is that communities have increased and equitably distributed benefits from sustainable management of natural resources. The project also focuses on strengthening the capacity of CBOs in the target districts enhanced conservation delivery and community livelihood improvement.
WWF is working with Environment Africa, the Ministry of Energy and Power Development and the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation Mechanisation Development in this pilot project to establish biogas digesters in each district at household level.
The project is a part of a Civil Society Organisational capcity building SIDA regional project that is being implemented within the Miombo Eco-region.