Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: How many tonnes can we produce?
Q: When will the regulations become effective?
Q: How do I get started?
Q: How do I become an FSC member?
processor. The below processors are already FSC processors.
• King Charcoal
• Carbo Charcoal Namibia
• Jumbo Charcoal
• Makarra Bush Products CC
• Namibia Retort Charcoal
• Corridor Logistics
• Green Charcoal
Q: How much charcoal can a worker make per month?
Q: Where are Kilns available?
Q: Which permits are needed?
Harvesting permit – Valid for 3 months – N$60-00
Marketing permit – Valid for 3 monhts – N$320
Transport permit – Valid for 7 days (Returns need to be submitted every 3 months )- N$ 20-00
Q: Where are the permits obtained?
Q: How does a charcoal producer start?
“A producer must be a landowner, or an agreement with a land owner (if not a land owner) must be made. and permits must be in place”
Q: How much does a charcoal worker earn?
The guideline is 42% of the selling price for charcoal. The minimum is N$780.00/ tonne
Q: Precautions for fire prevention?
1. Apply Pressure grazing increases. E.g. 200 to feed calves start to produce
2. 15m strip cleaning up camp
3. 30m cleaning up kiln
4. Have fire extinguishers ready
5. keep a “fire fighter” at all times ready at one of the producers
6. Chop into strips as indicated in Best Practice Booklet
7. Watch you Kiln
8. Burn with lid on