summary of the project.
Nowadays, in developing countries, nearly 3 billion people are cooking daily using traditional polluting biofuels on open fires. Charcoal used for cooking is one of the main causes of deforestation in Africa. The Kumasi Stoves project aims to produce and distribute improved cookstoves in Ghana to reduce the rate of deforestation.
The use of these stoves results in a reduction of fuel wood and charcoal usage, decreasing the dependence on a scarce resource, and also, making savings for the households. Furthermore, reduced smoke emissions from cooking decreases the risk of disease associated with household air pollution, especially for women and children. The project also contributes to the preservation of the environment by reducing contamination.