As at February 2013:
Forestry techniques have been disseminated and the project has enabled the planting of 3,387 ha, (substantially more than originally intended).
49 different non-profit organization were involved and 2,992 farmers in total; 39 local associations have set up nurseries and plantations; 419 participants were trained in optimised coal making techniques.
Local employment has been created for 3000 people and new or additional sources of income have increased the purchasing power of locals. It is thought that the income of farmers has been improved and household energy bills have been reduced. Farmers interviewed believed that there was added financial value in the sale of the wood energy, provided certain preconditions are implemented.
It is estimated that an average of 5066 tonnes/year of makala (makala translates as coal in the local language) can be produced between 2011 and 2030. Carbon storage through retention of timber amounts to 12,563 t CO2 per ha per year and due to optimised carbonizationi techniques CO2 emissions have been reduced (estimated at 19,085 t CO2 in 2015 and 51,086 t CO2 in 2020)