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FUWOBA (Fuel-Wood-Balance)

2014 - 2018

Implementing agencies
OXFAM International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED)

African partners
Government, Other public body, Private sector, Civil society

Names of African partners involved
Government of Nigeria, ICEED

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs

Geographical scope

Countries where active

Renewables, Cooking Energy

Sub Sectors (Electricity)

Type of intervention
Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Information and analysis, Policy support / institution building, Project preparation / implementation

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing

Main objectives
The project which seeks to intensify farmer-managed fuel-wood production will also maintain fuel-wood-balance consumption and bring back the resilience of livelihoods of the rural households in the benefiting LGAs. Therefore, by the end of the four years, a target population of 275,000 direct beneficiaries of 55,000 households will initiate and maintain appropriate agroforestry models and will also increase fuel wood efficiency in these households significantly by 75% through the local manufacture and use of Fuel Wood Reduction Stove (FWRS]. By these means, the project shall empower the beneficiaries to generate employment and income so that people remain motivated to plant and maintain trees and also assist in the control of climate change.

Main activities
Sustainably improve the fuel-wood balance and resilience of livelihoods of rural households in the benefiting LGAs of Katsina state. At project end, increase wood supply by establishing Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration and other sustainable agroforestry models with more than 5.5 million additional trees planted and maintained to generate income for beneficiaries in target areas, whilst reducing fuel wood demand through dissemination and use of 35,000 households’ fuel wood efficient stoves.



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