Currently, charcoal is playing a major role in the use and processing of wood from de-bushing in Namibia. The objective of Alfacharcoal is sustainable charcoal production in Namibia with surplus value for all stakeholders.
Namibia is affected by bush encroachment on a massive scale. Bush encroachment has lowered the livestock capacity of rangeland by up to two thirds. It further results in severely reduced biodiversity and limited groundwater recharge. On the positive side, the encroacher bush has developed into a huge biomass resource.