• Charcoal

    Namibian Hardwood Charcoal

    A Sustainable Solution to Invasive Acacia and Rural Livelihoods Introduction: In the vast landscapes of Namibia, an unlikely hero emerges from the struggle against invasive acacia species that threaten the delicate balance of the grasslands. Charcoal production from hardwood, specifically from invasive species like sickle bush (sekelbos), blackthorn (swarthaak), and camel-thorn (kameeldoring), not only offers an eco-friendly solution to invasive plant management but also provides a sustainable livelihood for rural communities. This blog post explores the impact of hardwood charcoal production on battling invasive acacia and its positive effects on the rural population. The Invasion of Acacia: Namibia’s grasslands have long been under siege by invasive acacia species, particularly sickle…