3. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF COLLECTED INFORMATION WITH THAT SET BY FAO
Information gathered from the research convinced us that the political dichotomy of the country did not actually have a negative impact on the consumption of woodfuel. This is true especially at the time when the entire population depended on the commodities as household energy supply during the years. Within the charcoal component, there was a decrease compared to the FAO set figures. This is due to the risks involved in the transformation of wood into charcoal during the heat of the wars (1994 1996) and the consumption figures based (see Table 6) on the move of Liberians from neighbouring countries for resettlement.
In the industrial sector of the consuming public, only the urban centres have bakeries, fish dryers and at a minimum level, streets and restaurant cooking. Larger areas such as the Firestone Plantation Company, the palm oil industry, soap making etc. were not as functional as it is today. Hence, streets cooking, restaurant cooking etc., fall within household consumption (Table 7)