people in communities how to make briquettes,
which can be used instead of charcoal, have been developed to stem
environmental degradation caused by deforestation.
Briquettes are manufactured using agricultural wastes such as husks of coffee, rice, wheat, groundnuts and sawdust.
When briquettes are properly used, one can save up to 25% and 40% of the money spent on firewood and charcoal respectively and above 50%with gas and electricity, Using briquettes saves the environment in two ways.
First, they are an alternative to firewood and charcoal. Secondly, the technology has increased agricultural waste utilization, hence a cleaner environment.