Wood: A Valuable Resource
The threat of deforestation in many parts of the world poses not only a threat to the environment but also to the environment. However, wood is, for some people, a vital resource which they burn to fire their ovens – often because other energy sources are not available or unaffordable.
A large proportion of the Ugandan population cooks over an open fire. They not only require firewood in order to do this, which is a cause of greater deforestation, but these fires also produce smoke which damages both human pulmonary systems and the environment.