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Improved cooking stoves – Good practice guide

Guidance on making a small, fuel-efficient stove using clay and bricks


Two women in northeast Brazil hold up buckets of fresh fruit

From: Reveal toolkit: Food and livelihoods

Tools for food security, agriculture and community development 

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.

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