Fuel-efficient stoves use less wood. This means that fewer trees are cut down in order to cook food, which means less work, a lower fuel cost and less of an impact on the environment. It also means that women and children are at less risk of being attacked when searching for firewood. Improved stoves also produce less smoke than other cooking stoves, meaning people’s health can improve as a result of using them.
This guidance outlines one method of making an improved stove, using clay and bricks.