(Case study on marketing wood fuels in Senegal [in French only])
Rapid urbanization of a growing population in many developing countries is changing the patterns of wood fuel procurement. The household energy supply in an urban environment cannot continue depending on self-procurement but has to rely on commercial supply structures.
A case study was carried out in Senegal within FAOs Forest Products Marketing Programme to develop methodologies for analysing the current structures and practices of marketing wood fuels. It was prepared by a consultant, Mr Alioune Tamchir Thiam, under the supervision of Mr L. Lintu, Senior Forestry Officer in the Forest Products Division of FAO.
The study sets the analysis of wood fuel marketing in perspective by assessing the role of wood fuels in the total energy balance in Senegal and reviews the policies, institutional and infrastructural factors and social aspects affecting production, trade and utilization of wood fuels. It also identifies and discusses in detail the wood fuel markets and the various marketing factors (product, channels of distribution, promotion and price) with which market needs are being satisfied.
The report ends with comments on the applicability of the methodology in analysing wood fuel marketing in other developing countries.
For copies of the study and more information, please contact Mr L. Lintu, Senior Forestry Officer (Forest Products Marketing), Forest Products Division, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy.
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