Enquête sur l’impact socio-environnemental de l’utilisation de bois et stratégies de remédiation dans les ménages de la ville de Kisangani (Province de la Tshopo) en République Dé mocratique du Congo - CSN

Enquête sur l’impact socio-environnemental de l’utilisation de bois et stratégies de remédiation dans les ménages de la ville de Kisangani (Province de la Tshopo) en République Dé mocratique du Congo

Publication Date : 15/01/2024

DOI: 10.59228/rcst.023.v2.i4.58


Author(s) :

Mbikay Kadima Pierrot, Ngemale Dongbo Songo-ma-Gbulu Maurice, Musenga Tshiey Virginie, Matand Twileng Alphonse, Kadima Kamunukamba Célestin .


Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
,
Issue 4
(01 - 2024)



Abstract :

This study aimed to assess the socio-environmental impact of wood use in households in Kisangani, Tshopo Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Additionally, it sought to identify and analyze remediation strategies that could mitigate these impacts. The study aimed to understand current household practices regarding wood use, with the goal of proposing recommendations for a more sustainable utilization of forest resources. The findings indicate that wood use has negative externalities in Kisangani households, contributing to health issues such as pneumonia, irritation of ocular surfaces (allergic conjunctivitis), bronchopneumonia, as well as deforestation, loss of non-timber forest products, climate change, etc. In conclusion, this study emphasizes the necessity of adopting sustainable remediation strategies. The results underscore the urgency of raising awareness within the community about responsible forest management practices and promoting the use of ecological alternatives. Collaborative efforts involving local authorities, NGOs, and the local population are essential to preserve the environment while meeting household energy needs.


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