Wood Energy Catalogue

Conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in Madagascar

Countries of implementation

The objective of the project is to improve the conservation and sustainable, climate-resilient use of natural resources in and around protected areas. The project includes the following components relevant to wood energy:

-          Supports micro enterprises and cooperatives with producing and marketing ‘green’ charcoal, i.e. charcoal from sustainable forestry produced in more efficient kilns. Energy-saving cooking stoves for households round off the commitment.

-          Supports government strategies for restoring woodlands and for the supply of wood fuel in 87 communities and three regions.

-          Ensure 6,430 households being able to improve their income by an average of 77 per cent through activities in the promoted value chains, such as honey, raffia, timber, ‘green’ charcoal or ecotourism.

Madagascar, green charcoal, wood energy, fuelwood, charcoal, kiln, ICS, value chain, micro enterprise, woodlands, policy development, legislation, strategy
Type of initiatives
Program or Project
Program/Project Sub category
Effective governance, Resource/supply enhancement, Conversion efficiency improvement, Efficient utilization
Level of intervention
Responsible agencies
GIZ; Ministère de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable (Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development) of Madagascar
Funding agency
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)