Improved Stoves

Efficient And Clean Cooking For Mozambican Low Income Households – Program of Activities (PoA)

Why Improved Cooking Stoves?

A quick look on the Mozambique country profile from the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, shows that there is still large proportion of the polpulation relying on solid fuels (firewood and charcoal) for cooking. This poses serious problems including deaths related to indoor air polution, deforestation, and unsafe and expensive cooking fuels and stoves.

Region

Sub-Saharan Africa

Country

Mozambique

Population

25,203,395

Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking

96%

Number of people affected by HAP

24,195,259

Number of households affected by HAP

5,498,923

Number of deaths per year from HAP

12,858

Number of child deaths per year from HAP

6,373

Urban population using solid fuels

88.6%

Rural population using solid fuels

95%>

Population using wood for cooking

84.0%

Population using dung for cooking

0.2%

Population using coal for cooking

12.6%

Population using kerosene for cooking

0.5%

Population using gas for cooking

1.4%

Population using electricity for cooking

0.8%

Population using other fuels for cooking

0.1%

Project Details and solutions

The Programme will distribute and monitor the use of at least 250.000 improved biomass cookstoves (wood and charcoal) in Mozambica, with the aim of controlling deforestation and degradation processes of Mozambican forests, reduce the emission of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) and improve the air quality, contributing for better health conditions to users of domestic charcoal and wood stoves. Several types of stoves were identified and some were distributed: Envirofit models (CH2200 charcoal, Econochar charcoal, Econofire wood), Rocket Works, Mbaula stove (a stove with a metal sheet or aluminium with clay based charcoal rest), Zavala stove (clay based charcoal stove) and ACE 1 cookstove.

Currently, there are two projects being implemented under the Programme:

VPA1: The purpose of this Small-Scale Project Activity (VPA) is the dissemination of improved cooking stoves (ICS) in the neighbourhood of 25 de Junho, Bagamoyo, George Dimitrov, Inhagoia, Inhagoia A, Nsalene, Magoanine A, Malhazine and Zimpeto (south) in Maputo, Mozambique. The Project Activity will replace conventional stoves using charcoal fuel with improved stoves using charcoal fuel. Stoves disseminated under this VPA are portable devices serving domestic users.

VPA2: The purpose of this Small-Scale Project Activity (VPA) is the dissemination of improved cooking stoves (ICS) in the neighbourhood of Magoanine, Zimpeto, Albasine, Mahotas, Intaka, Khongolote, 1o de Maio, Muhalaze, Ndlavela.The Project Activity will replace conventional stoves using charcoal fuel with improved stoves using charcoal fuel. Stoves disseminated under this VPA are portable devices serving domestic users. We expect to disseminate under this project 55000 stoves, benefiting more than 250000 people in Mozambique.

The projects implemented by Mozcarbon are certified by Gold Standard and generate carbon credits which are sold in the market. The carbon credits allow us to sell the stoves at affordable price the the most poor. Also allow us to invest in project related activities such as marketing, environmental awareness, training, monitoring and other important project activities.