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In pictures: Charcoal in Chad
Modern fuel

As part of the BBC series Fuelling the Future, we look at the environmental problems in Chad, stemming from the widespread use of charcoal.

Charcoal is the most popular type of fuel in Chad, and is seen as more modern than dry firewood.

It burns for longer than wood, so it is cheaper to use, and it produces less smoke. It is especially popular in big towns.

Unfortunately, charcoal is less efficient, so more trees must be cut down.

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