National Training Workshop
RWEDP Report No.33, 1996
In 1990, fuelwood accounted for some 80% of total energy consumption in Myanmar, equivalent to about 20,000 tons. Since then, the consumption of fuelwood has increased, and this trend is likely to continue in the coming years. Though the country is known for its vast forest resources, in populated areas scarcities of fuelwood are severe and basic fuel needs are not satisfied, particularly in the Dry Zone. The flow and trade of woodfuels in the country may be a key element of balancing supply and demand.
The workshop, organized by the Forest Department, brought together more than hundred representatives from different forestry organisations in Myanmar. They reviewed the present system of woodfuel production, distribution and marketing in Myanmar, and exchanged information and experiences. The report contains several papers on woodfuel studies and activities, and it gives recommendations on appropriate policies and strategies to improve the woodfuel situation in the country. The report will be of interest not only to the many staff involved in Myanmar itself, but also to experts in other RWEDP member-countries. The workshop was a follow-up of the regional course on trade in woodfuel related products held in 1995.
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