Analysis of the Charcoal Value Chainin in Katete district
2018 / SNV
The overall objective of the project is to ensure increased and diversified income to smallholder farm households from agroforestry systems, while sustainably produced wood and non-wood forest products from trees grown outside forests contribute to reduced deforestation and forest degradation in Zambia. Under this project, MARGE’s role is to support the development of a sustainable charcoal value chain. The first step of this support is to carry out a baseline study on the charcoal value chain in Katete District. This study aims at identifying the driving forces behind charcoal production, understanding the key players in the value chain, documenting the current production techniques and possible improvement as well as providing information on the scale and economic value of the charcoal industry in Eastern Province, Zambia.
Nigeria Energy Support Programme (NESP) - Clean Cooking Intervention
2015 - 2017 / GIZ
The project consists in facilitating access to at least one improved agro-processing thermal energy technology for at least 300 cooperatives of rural agro-processors in one NESP State Partner, focusing on NIger State and rice processing. It aims to stimulate the launch of a viable commercial market for improved cooking/agro-processing equipment, by supporting selected manufacturers with technology improvement, business/marketing trainings, strengthening their distribution chains and marketing campaigns. In association with ICEED (Nigeria) we will carry out a market assessment, stakeholder mapping, education campaign to convince farmers to change technology for to make rice processing more energy efficient. M&E to ensure technology adoption. Coordination with relevant State Organizations and the Ministry of Environment through a Steering Committee will allow learning at the national level.
Capitalization study of Biogas Family project in Mali (BFM), and Climate and Energy project in West Africa (CEnAO)
2015 / Fondation GoodPlanet - Geres
The biogaz family project (BFM) carried by the GoodPlanet Foundation, aims at realizing 100 biodigesters within family groups in Kita and Bougouni districts.
Climate and Energy Project in West Africa (CEnAO), carried by GERES, seeks the massive introduction of high-performance cooking equipment in households in the Bamako district, through the production and distribution of improved cookstoves and briquettes fuels.
Gender and Energy Research Programme: Productive uses of energy in the informal food preparatop and processing sectors
2015 - 2018 / Twente University
Research study in Senegal, South Africa, and Rwanda on the use of energy & gender in the informal food supply chain. Carry out the work in Rwanda as contribution to the over all project, including a survey among foodstalls. This is a collaboration of Twente University, Cape Town University, ENDA and MARGE.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Short term support to design large scale projects in the fields of improved cook stoves and rural electrification based on biofuels
2014 / SNV DR Congo
Review results of improved stove pilot program and jatropha pilot program and design a large-scale program for scaling up.
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