The goals of this Technical Report are to introduce a revised version of the short form and the long form of the WSM; to describe the proposed methodology to incorporate the WSM into existing surveys; and to describe the indicators of consumption and production of woodfuel that can be derived from the data collected.
The aim of this research is to provide an optional tool to integrate a Woodfuel Supplementary Module (WSM) into national household surveys with a view to enabling developing countries to enhance their statistics on the production and consumption of woodfuel.
This Working Paper provides a framework for international comparison and promotes the harmonization of various types of statistics related to forest products. It can be useful in developing statistical systems related to forests and producing statistics on production, industry capacity and trade.
This Technical Report is a first step towards improving national statistics on the production and consumption of woodfuel in developing countries.