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Fuelwood consumption in brick making: A case of Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania

Show simple item record Magembe, K. S. Makonda, F. B. S. Masanja, M. M 2020-06-19T12:10:18Z 2020-06-19T12:10:18Z 2015-11
dc.identifier.issn 2411-5681
dc.description International Journal of Education and Research 2015: Vol. 3(11) en_US
dc.description.abstract The study aimed at determination of the annual fuel wood consumption caused by brick making activities in Morogoro municipality, Tanzania. The collected and analyzed data were based on field survey and quantitative measurements. Field survey based on interviews with group leaders dealing with brick making activities as the main focus was conducted. Data were collected from brick maker’s survey as well as from some relevant secondary sources. The study revealed that almost all brick makers in the municipal used fuelwood as the major energy sources. The average annual fuelwood consumption for brick making was 8,610 m3. In order to reduce heavy dependency of fuelwood in the area, use of alternative energy sources in brick making such as rice husks, maize cobs and baggasse are recommended. The study also recommends the establishment of woodlots in all wards, establishment of agro-forestry systems and intensive afforestation and reforestation programmes to be undertaken by the municipality for more sustainable fuelwood use. Keywords: Fuelwood, consumption, brick making, Tanzania en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Fuelwood consumption en_US
dc.subject Morogoro municipality en_US
dc.subject Brick making en_US
dc.subject Biofuels en_US
dc.title Fuelwood consumption in brick making: A case of Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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