Biochar has been widely reported to improve soil fertility, crop yields and to store sequestered carbon in soils. Furthermore, biochar producing ovens can be used for cooking at household level, which uses biomass much more efficiently than traditional fire cooking places. Therefore, biochar has the potential to contribute to restoration of degraded lands from two angles, by reducing pressure on woodlands as sources for fuel and by improving soil fertility. This session will reflect these aspects through case studies and will present lessons learned from successful interventions and obstacles on the way to promote biochar.
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