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Unformatted text preview: Energy in Tanzania o Energy (access to it & having a reliable supply) is key to eradicating poverty. o In Tanzania, 1/3 of the population live below the poverty line o Residential use of energy is by far the largest sector (e.g. for cooking, lighting, heating) Traditional Fuel Energy is dominated by the renewable sector (wood) but this does not mean it is sustainably managed. Deforestation takes place at a rate faster than regeneration or afforestation occurs. It is therefore unsustainable. Deforestation also leads to other environmental degradation processes, e.g. soil erosion, desertification, etc. Deforestation is also devastating local biodiversity hotspots causing forest fragmentation. Wood is becoming scarce people must resort to using crop residue and dung (which should be used as a fertiliser instead; the lack of nutrient replenishment on agricultural...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course AG 2373 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.
- Fall '10