Wood Energy Catalogue

World Bank’s Second National Rural Development Program in Malawi - Wood Energy Project

Countries of implementation

The project on wood energy is part of a long-term energy development program aimed at developing forest resources to strengthen the country's traditional energy resource base. It covers the following activities:

(i) Establishment of a national network of 88 nurseries for production of seedlings for sale to the smallholders, who would be encouraged to establish their own woodlots;

(ii) Establishment of fuelwood and pole plantations for sale to meet commercial and industrial demand;

(iii) Strengthening of the Wood Energy Division within the Forestry Department of MANR by appointing key staff and the carrying out of charcoal trials to investigate possibilities for increased production and marketing, and to carry out studies of alternative sources of energy

Malawi, wood energy, forest plantation, woodlots, charcoal, woodfuel, alternative energy, land-use planning, renewable energy, biomass, rural development
Type of initiatives
Program or Project
Program/Project Sub category
Effective governance, Resource/supply enhancement, Conversion efficiency improvement, Efficient utilization, Alternatives
Level of intervention
Responsible agencies
World Bank ...
Funding agency
World Bank