Standing tall for food and fuel

THE PROBLEM WITH DIRTY COOKING

The Challenge

Approximately 3 billion people globally rely on charcoal and firewood to cook with detrimental effects on health, environment and the climate.  Socially, relying on these dirty and inefficient fuels  disproportionately affects women and girls, who bare the primary responsibility and drudgery of cooking with these fuels.

FOOD INSECURITY

Many smallholder farmers remain poor and food insecure and have limited access to markets and services. The Project will create a source of livelihoods to thousands of people across the value chain providing a reliable source of income and providing numerous economic opportunities

FOREST COVER LOSS

Kenya loses 10.3 million m3 of wood from its forests every year from unsustainable charcoal production and wood fuel use. Up to 30 trees will be saved per household annually.

POLLUTION & CLIMATE CHANGE

Household biomass use for cooking contributes less than 22 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent including fuel production emissions. This is equivalent to 30-40% of total GHG emissions in Kenya. in 0.7-3.3 tonne reduction in GHG emissions per household per year respectively.

CAUSE OF EARLY DEATHS

8-10% of early deaths in Kenya are attributable to indoor air pollution from charcoal and wood cooking. This excludes the unquantified, but likely substantial negative effects of kerosene cooking on lung function, infectious illness and cancer risks, as well as burns and poisonings

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