Rocket Stove Training Sessions
Why rocket stoves? Women in rural Africa cook over open fires, often a pot balanced over stones.
These traditional stoves are fuel inefficient requiring women to spend a significant amount of time collecting firewood often far from their homes. Traditional stoves also waste heat and produce an unbearable amount of smoke, adversely impacting respiratory health.
How does the rocket stove connect to sustainable farming? It turns out they are an important first step in re-greening deforested local communities.
How are rocket stoves different? Rocket stoves are locally attainable, meaning everyone can afford to have one. They are free to build and made entirely from locally available resources. They also reduce fuel consumption by up to 65% as compared to traditional cooking methods, and reduce harmful smoke by 75%.
Having a rocket stove means women don't have to collect as much fire wood, and they are able to cook their food faster, saving valuable time and resources.
The Red Soil Project has trained over 1000 women in rocket stove building since 2012
We have facilitated rocket stove trainings for:
Rukungiri Women Association For Development
The Red Soil Project has been in operation since 2012. From our first home garden demonstration in Malawi to now, we've continued to seek out innovations in sustainable farming so that we can educate and empower East Africa's rural small plot farmers.
From composting and green manures to mulching, we teach people about the importance of soil building. Healthy soil produces hardy and healthy crops, it also holds water during the dry season, and improves yield. Areas of sustainable agriculture include:
Natual pest management
Composting and mulching
Tree management and agroforestry
Small animal management
Partnered with U.N.I.T.E. for the Environment to conduct soil training for 150 primary and secondary school teachers
At The Red Soil Project we are continually learning. Benjamin Nyaru, our Field Operations Director has travelled throughout Uganda, and East Africa in seach of organic and sustainable farmers, permaculture projects, and agricultural innovation. He has participated in internships in sustainable farming and tree grafting, and his search continually broadens the scope of our knowledge and training programs.
Watch our rocket stove video!
Partnered with the Kusamala Institute of Agriculture and Ecology to deliver a 4 month home garden demonstration training for small plot farmers
Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre
EcoCamp and Organic Gardens
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Kusamala's Rocket Stove
The Kusamala Memo Kitchen rocket stove was built by the Red Soil Project in 2012. It has two burn chambers at the front.
The cob in this large stove holds the heat so well that at night people living at the farm can cook dinner using the residual heat alone!
When this stove has cured and dried the banana stems will shrink, and will be removed from the stoves. This will form the burn chambers at the base of the stoves.
To find out more about the organizations we've engaged with click on their links below.
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