by Wim Klunne, Charles Mugisha
Journal section: Theme Articles
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Accepted: Thu 30 of Sep., 2010
In most developing countries, dependence on biomass fuel as a source of energy is very high, especially in rural areas; Uganda is no exception. Over 87% of the population in Uganda live in rural areas (1) and are reliant for nearly all their energy needs on biomass (2). The availability of biomass fuel depends largely on how land is being utilized. Land use changes are therefore a crucial factor in determining the availability of fuel-wood at household level. Commercial agriculture expansion has a large impact on the locations from which local people collect their woodfuel.
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Tags: Sugar Cane Bioethanol woodfuels deforestation
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