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Legacy Project

Capacity Building on Clean and Efficient Cooking Practices

Cooking food is one of life’s most essential tasks. Yet, it can also be deadly. Pollutants from cooking with solid fuels in open fires or rudimentary stoves are estimated to cause 4 million premature deaths a year, while also contributing to global climate change. Inefficient traditional cooking also threatens natural resources. To address these problems, Winrock works with cookstove manufactures to help them design and build higher-quality, better-performing cookstoves that meet consumer’s needs. This EPA-funded project provides this support through trainings, webinars and study tours all over the world — and through support to international voluntary standards.

Funder: US EPA

Project Timeline: April 1, 2012 - December 31, 2017

Countries: Benin, Guatemala, Malawi, Mexico, Nepal, Rwanda, Uganda and Vietnam

Program Areas: Clean Energy and Environment and Clean Energy