Biomass offers relief in times of drought

“The Namibian economy can benefit from biomass utilisation. The production of charcoal and bush-based animal feed provides incentives for additional on-farm economic activities. Charcoal exports have increased from 10.3 per cent in 2018 to 16.8 per cent in 2019 of total agricultural exports. Namibia is ranked number 6 out of 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of charcoal during 2019. Domestic bush-based animal feed has the potential for foreign exchange savings, given that the value of animal feed imports increased to NAD 1.2 billion in 2019.”

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