Towards a more sustainable charcoal value chain in Cambodia

 

For more than ten year, GERES Cambodia has been tackling the social and environmental issues faced by local producers of traditional charcoal. GERES is currently conducting a project aiming to develop the production and promotion of sustainable charcoal in the Cardamom mountains, an area threatened by forest degradation and deforestation. The ambition is to empower local charcoal producers to switch to more sustainable and efficient practices, and to create a dedicated online market place in order to connect producers, distributors and consumers.