What This Chapter Shows: This chapter gives a brief overview of the ecosystems that provide Kenya with wood and how Kenyans use this wood. The first section discusses the location of wood supply areas, each reflecting different levels of tree cover or woody biomass supply. The maps show the location of different types of forests, the percentage of tree cover in a landscape, the location of plantations, and areas where farmers are planting woodlots on their farmland. The second section focuses on the two most significant uses of wood in Kenya—as firewood and for making charcoal. The maps distinguish the areas that are most likely supplying firewood and charcoal from those used for other activities. The section also highlights the economic importance of charcoal production and shows where charcoal making and firewood collection contribute significantly to cash income. Finally, the section presents maps of annual biomass growth (outside of croplands) in order to estimate sustainable harvest levels for biomass energy.
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CHAPTER 7 Wood Nature’s Benefits in Kenya: An Atlas of Ecosystems and Human Well-Being
Kenya’s Total Energy Consumption by Sector and Fuel Type, 2000