The possible benefits and risks associated with implementation of biogas digesters require further analysis if their full potential to alleviate poverty in SSA is to be realised. The work in this project has reviewed the potential sources of information and developed an analysis of potential costs and benefits of biogas digesters using information from the literature. Reviews of different factors influencing successful implementation of biogas digesters in SSA were presented at a 4-day workshop held at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Key players researching into different aspects of biogas digesters and people working in extension, implementation of the technology and policy were invited to participate in the workshop. Following the workshop, selected participants were invited to contribute ideas on the implementation of small scale biogas digesters in SSA for incorporation into a fuller proposal for submission in Phase 2. The ideas were formalised at a half-day workshop, held at James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland, and further refined at a 3-day workshop held at Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Final Report, Project DFID NET-RC A06502. 57 pp.