Efficient Cook Stoves in the Bahian Recôncavo region(ID: 103000000002097)
The Efficient Cookstoves Project is an initiative developed and executed by the Brazilian NGO Instituto Perene that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by substituting common rudimentary cookstoves with a more efficient technology for domestic use. Five thousand low-income rural families will directly benefit from the project, with especially positive impacts for women and children. In rural areas of the Bahian Recôncavo region, wood is the main fuel used for combustion for cooking by the low income population. The typical cookstoves used by the local population are associated with a number of problems: global warming, due to the emission of unnecessary amounts of greenhouse gases; deforestation, resulting from the high consumption of wood; and damages to health, mainly for women and children who are the victims of indoor air pollution because they are subjected daily to the smoke and particulates produced by typical rural stoves.