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Agriculture, Biomass/BioFuel and Clean Cooking
Agriculture, Biomass/BioFuel and Clean CookingSEE LESS
Charcoal is the primary cooking fuel for low income Malagasy families who do not have access to alternative cooking fuels. Charcoal is produced from wood sourced from the unsustainable harvesting of natural forests. This is devastating Madagascar's unique biodiversity and contributing to climate change. Dwindling wood supplies and a growing population are accelerating deforestation and increasing charcoal prices, which intensifies poverty and reduces climate change resilience.
We will manufacture and sell high quality, sustainably sourced cooking fuel from a thick-walled bamboo and other biomass waste (e.g. sawdust). Our pilot bamboo plantation, established in 2011 is now fully mature and ready to be harvested. Biomass waste from the town will also be collected for pelletising. Participating households are freely provided with an efficient, modern cookstove and remit payment for the cooking fuel through mobile money, with the cooking fuel hand delivered by our agents.
Vision: The return of the depth and beauty of Madagascar’s rainforests
Mission: To build a sustainable cooking fuel industry based on affordable and safe cooking fuels purposefully-grown in Madagascar
We aim to provide access to clean cooking fuels and improve health through the reduction of indoor air pollution. We want to address illegal deforestation to preserve the world’s most fragile, threatened and biodiverse ecosystems whilst decreasing C02 emissions.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||48,000|
|New Feature||We are looking to purchase an industrial wood chipper to be able to chip the bamboo from our plantation and pelletisation for other biomass.|