In order to reduce CO2 and counter deforestation, manufacturing of climate-friendly solar and efficient cookers in Madagascar are being supported. These cookers save up to 50% of charcoal or firewood consumption resulting in valuable monetary savings for the household’s budget. There are up to 10 different stove types available suiting different requirements. These cookers are manufactured in seven stove production and distribution centres all over Madagascar. The use of solar stoves in Madagascar led to several socio-economic benefits. Among these benefits are the improvement in health, creation of jobs, environmental education and the local production of the stoves. Along with these socio-economic benefits came ecological benefits such as a reduction in deforestation and CO2 emissions.
Project impacts and benefits:
- Up to the end of 2014, this successful project has produced and sold over 64,000 solar and efficient cook stoves.
- 359'352 people (mostly women and children) benefit directly from better air and from having to spend less time for collecting firewood
- 150 jobs have been created (26% women), 7 centres have been built
- During 350 school visits 50,000 pupils have been sensibilised for climate protection
- 10 different stove models which save around 3 t CO2 per year and 2.5 t wood or 1 t charcoal