Senegal is the westernmost country of continental Africa. Like many sub-Saharan countries it faces a variety of challenges related to the natural environment and the livelihoods that depend on it. In Senegal's case, the country is facing important deforestation problems coupled with a six-fold increase in population since the 1960s. One significant driver of deforestation relates to wood and charcoal production for household cooking applications.
In this presentation I will discuss my research into using agricultural residues - particularly peanut shells - as a proposed alternative energy source for household cooking. Is it sustainable to burn agricultural residues for cooking applications in Senegal? Come to the talk and find out!
Allan Costello 250.960.5658
Philippe Henry 250.960.5424