ClimateCare, JPMorgan Chase & Co.   |   2009
Type: Research Report
Topic: Stoves
Country: Ghana
Most families in Ghanaian towns and cities cook with charcoal using a metal grate or ‘coal-pot’ that burns very inefficiently and uses a lot of fuel wood. This has serious consequences in Ghana where the rate of deforestation is one of the highest in Africa. The Ghana Stoves project introduces the Gyapa, an insulated and efficient cook stove, to families in Ghana. The Gyapa stove cooks food more quickly, requires less fuel and is less smoky. Carbon finance allows the stoves to be marketed at an affordable price, whilst building on manufacturing skills, marketing channels and the fuel supply chain.