High Efficiency Wood Burning Cookstoves

Malawi, South-Eastern Africa

Avoided Deforestation
Improved Local Livelihoods

Project overview

Traditional cooking methods in Malawi often involve open fires or rudimentary stoves, which are highly inefficient and result in excessive wood consumption, deforestation and significant carbon emissions.

One of the primary objectives of the project is to develop and promote the use of improved cookstoves. These new cookstoves are designed to be more fuel-efficient, allowing for a significant reduction in the amount of wood needed for cooking.

With a decrease in wood needed for the same outcomes, pressure on local forests is lowered and less labour is required for wood gathering – a labour-intensive and often dangerous task that is usually undertaken by women. In addition, the efficient stoves improve air quality in confined cooking spaces by reducing smoke levels and other airborne pollutants.



1,925,000Tons of CO2 avoided per year
2020-2030Project life

Sustainability Goals

With Clima, your money goes towards supporting projects that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Below are the goals recognised by the High Efficiency Wood Burning Cookstoves Project.


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