This talk will present the win-win-win-win situation of biochar production and use in Kenya among small-scale farmers. This work involves use of farm-based crop and tree biomass by small-scale farmers for biochar production using gasifier cooking stoves.
What are the gains?
· Efficient cooking energy systems reduce pressure on treed land;
· Efficient cooking energy systems reduce women’s burden in sourcing cooking energy and reduce health risks associated to indoor pollution especially for women and children.
· Adding biochar into the soil improves soil nutrients and moisture retention, increases pH, reducing acidity and enhances micro fauna. These improvements to soil conditions increase crop yields.
· Adding biochar into the soil sequesters carbon, hence mitigates climate change. Saving trees also contributes to climate change mitigation.
The nexus of the above multiple benefits contribute towards resilient landscapes.
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