Target Zero Hunger
About This Show
TARGET: Zero Hunger is a bi-weekly podcast on the stories, issues and policies at the root of global food security. With the latest research and the help of farmers, development experts and decision-makers around the world, each episode sheds a light on different parts of our food systems.
Most Recent Episode
TZH 13 - Turning black charcoal 'green'
Around the world, 3 billion people lack access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking. In Africa, charcoal production has doubled in the past two decades and demand is likely to keep growing as more people move to urban centres. It is cleaner and easier to use than firewood, and is often cheaper and more readily available than gas or electricity. But the surge in charcoal use is contributing to forest degradation and in some areas also to deforestation, especially around large urban centers. So, what can be done to make charcoal use more sustainable? To turn black charcoal ‘green’? A panel of experts join TARGET: Zero hunger podcast host Sandra Ferrari to discuss the issues.