Togo: Lomé just hosted a national dialogue on the preservation of forest resources, amid rising use of firewood

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Thursday, 23 January 2020 16:46
Togo: Lomé just hosted a national dialogue on the preservation of forest resources, amid rising use of firewood

(Togo First) - A two-day national dialogue to discuss the preservation of forests and the environment was launched on January 22, 2020, in Lomé. 

The talks focused on the rational use of firewood by populations. 

On this occasion, participants shared their respective knowledge of bioenergy to reduce the excessive exploitation of forest resources.   

“Degradation is partly due to firewood use,” said Aboudoussissamilou Issifou, the national coordinator of the Forest and Farmers’ mechanism. “We must think, together, about new sources of energy which will help reduce forest exploitation due to the use of firewood,” he added. 

The long-term goal is, therefore, to bring together researchers (technology), technical and financial partners, so as to find viable and adapted alternatives to firewood. 

The meeting is an initiative of the FAO and the Togolese ministry of environment and sustainable development. It is backed by the German cooperation agency, GiZ. 

It aligns with other initiatives launched by the government to preserve the environment and forests.

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