• Often when trees are grown on the farm by men, they are grown for timber. Women are not allowed to cut these trees for firewood.
  • Special trees may also be planted by women on farmland for use as firewood. Many trees used in agroforestry like sesbania, leuceana and calliandra are ideal for women to plant as firewood.
  • Such trees may also be planted as wood lots in a corner of the farm or along a particular border.

  • Discuss where participants collect firewood.
  • Discuss the idea of women planting trees, and especially the idea of planting trees for firewood.
  • What trees are preferred for firewood? Is it possible to plant any of these near homes?
  • How much wood is needed for cooking and heating water? What other practices can be introduced to help solve the fuel problem?