In April 20th of every year, this day is viewed informally as an opportunity to celebrate cannabis utilization. Some countries commend this day with so much joy because it’s legalized. However, most countries including Africans like Senegal don’t reserve the privilege to do so in light of the fact that, it isn’t authorized to entertain cannabis in the country.
In light of the criminalization of cannabis in Senegal, the people have rather utilized another not too bad intends to bring in cash out of it without essentially smoking it. Senegalese’ are currently are transforming an obtrusive weed called Typha into a wellspring of clean vitality.
Typha, generally known as cattail, has been wrecking rice crops in provincial Senegal for more than 30 years, however it’s currently become a wellspring of financial open door in the West African country. Typha is presently being utilized to cook, build homes, and make monetary open doors here in Senegal in a practical way.
It’s quite strange however Typha turned into a significant issue after the development of two dams among Senegal and Mauritania. The dams stopped the progression of water and made perfect conditions for the weed to develop. For such a significant number of years, governments authorities in Senegal attempted to locate a compelling method to discover an answer for it but it wasn’t effective.
That said, the people themselves are attempting to do that all alone with their uncovered hands as a component of a venture driven by a French Non Governmental Organization. With the Typha, the scorched reeds are blended in with water and rice husks. A machine shapes it into briquettes, which are then spread out to dry for three to four days.
Typha briquettes both touch off quicker and consume longer than wood. In Senegal, the greater part who dwell in the country zones utilize more wood to cook and warmth but unfortunately, the poisons discharged by wood-copying can build the danger of cardiovascular and respiratory infections.
Typha coal, then again, delivers significantly less smoke and the plant can be utilized for something beyond cooking. Typha can likewise be blended in with earth to make blocks for development.
Typha is jeopardizing important farmland in Senegal. However, cutting the weed is very work concentrated. The Senegalese transform what might be compared to 13,000 kilograms of Typha into bio-coal each month. In spite of the fact that this procedure makes new wellsprings of income, the weed is as yet imperiling significant farmland.
More or less, the bio-coal produced using Typha is a cleaner and more secure option in contrast to kindling, settling on it the best and mainstream decision for cooking. Making bio-coal is costly and it is perhaps hard to sell, however local people are as yet looking for approaches to reduce expenses and increment proficiency.