Kenya Battles Illegal Charcoal Production In 1986, Kenya banned the harvesting of trees from public lands to make charcoal in an effort to slow deforestation, a major problem in the country. But the government is having a difficult time enforcing the ban in a country where more than 85 percent of the population relies on charcoal as a main source of fuel. Sadie Babits reports.
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Kenya Battles Illegal Charcoal Production

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Kenya Battles Illegal Charcoal Production

Kenya Battles Illegal Charcoal Production

Kenya Battles Illegal Charcoal Production

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In 1986, Kenya banned the harvesting of trees from public lands to make charcoal in an effort to slow deforestation, a major problem in the country. But the government is having a difficult time enforcing the ban in a country where more than 85 percent of the population relies on charcoal as a main source of fuel. Sadie Babits reports.