By Golden Yalenga
Stakeholders have underscored the need to shift from the traditional charcoal burning using trees to other sustainable methods such as the use of coal.
Namibia is among the countries that have transformed from producing charcoal using trees as it has a devastating impact on the environment.
According to statistics, Zambia lost an average of 276,021 hectares of forests per year between 2000 and 2014 due to deforestation which among the contributing factors was charcoal burning.
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