Video: Mozambique forests vanishing

Rising demand for charcoal in Mozambique threatens forests as more trees are felled.

    Bags of charcoal stacked along roadsides across Mozambique are a common sight.

    Charcoal is popular because it is cheap, easy to transport and burns longer than wood.

    And charcoal-making is a thriving industry that supports many poor families across the country.

    But the growing demand for it is damaging forests, as Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from the village of Chokwe.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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