2012 Dashboard Report

2012 was the turning point as far as large scale dissemination of biogas plants and consequent development of a market oriented biogas sector is concerned. The year saw the programme constructing 10,998 plants. This was nearly a half of 2009, 2010 and 2011 combined! Going by that trend it was clear that the programme had entered large scale dissemination. This is quite so considering that Senegal pulled out in the course of the year:
January: 616
February: 576
March: 648
April: 715
May: 754
June: 836
July: 867
August: 867
September: 947
October: 1173
November: 1274
December: 1723

As Ethiopia gave the highest production for the year and for the programme, Kenya remained the best performing as far as overall production is concerned. Below is the summary of how the countries fared of in the year 2012:

Kenya: 6749
Ethiopia: 5011
Tanzania: 4980
Uganda: 3083
Burkina Faso: 2013
Senegal: 334 (ABBP disengaged from Senegal during the year)

The total production for the year was 10,998 out of a target of 13,694 plants. That means the programme was able to achieve 80% of its 2012 target. Besides being the best performing country, Kenya was able to reach its target and even surpass it with 10 biogas digesters. Below is a summary of how the rest of the countries fared (in percentage terms) as far as reaching their target is concerned:
Tanzania: 97%
Ethiopia: 84%
Burkina Faso: 86%
Uganda: 43%

The celebration was not only about the numbers, there was also an increased participation of private sector players, efficiency and affordability also increased and gender participation was also increased. Above all, extension services targeting the use of bioslurry was commendable. Attached is the 2012 Dashboard Report for more details [Download not found]