Contribuyendo a la descontaminación de las ciudades: Fomento a la Producción de Leña de Calidad

Grupo de productores forestales y profesionales de CONAF en el Módulo de secado de leña en R. N. Villarrica-Hualalafquén

Grupo de productores forestales y profesionales de CONAF en el Módulo de secado de leña en R. N. Villarrica-Hualalafquén

Un panorama general

La leña es una fuente energética nacional y renovable, que se utiliza como combustible en el 90% de los hogares de la zona centro sur de Chile. Su proceso de producción y comercialización genera movimiento y dinamismo a la economía local (urbana y rural) del país. Otra de sus ventajas es lo asequible que resulta para el consumidor en relación a otras energías alternativas.

La causa de la generación de externalidades negativas asociadas al uso de la leña, como la degradación o pérdida de bosque nativo chileno y la contaminación del aire en áreas urbanas, no se genera por causa de leña en sí misma, sino por la forma en que se produce y se utiliza.

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Nutritionally fortified and palatable organic Harad Powder: an innovative herbal product

Demonstrating  Nutritionally Fortified Organic Harad Powder, An Innovative Herbal Product  With Natural Supplement  For Sustainable Trade

Demonstrating Nutritionally Fortified Organic Harad Powder, An Innovative Herbal Product With Natural Supplement For Sustainable Trade

Countless genera of plants are used mainly as herbal preparations in the indigenous systems of medicine in different countries which have stood up to the tests of time that even the modern forms of medicines have not been able to replace. Let’s explore the potential of one of such medicinal plants which is known as Harad in the sub-continent.

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The charcoal industry isn’t as bad as it seems

Charcoal for sale

Growing up in a small village on the slopes of the Aberdares Mountains in central Kenya, I witnessed lots of conflict between forest rangers and charcoal producers, who produced charcoal on their own farms for trade. The unwritten law was simple: “Unless it’s for domestic consumption, it’s illegal”. Every household used charcoal every day, as it was the only known source of energy for cooking and heating besides firewood.

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Encouraging product innovation and sustainable trade

Encouraging product innovation and sustainable trade

The forest sector is in a unique position to be at the forefront of an inclusive, low-carbon, bio-economy. Bio-based packaging is already countering food loss and waste. It is also improving food safety for consumers and reducing persistent marine pollution by replacing plastics. Other forest products are also making their mark.

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