KGA trains women in simple technology to reduce fire wood use in cooking

Posted on 28. Oct, 2010 by in News KGA, Women

KGA has held a workshop for women on making fuel efficient stove using clay soils. The workshop was run by Roselyn Kabu and Yukiko Kasuya.

During the training woman learn how to make the clay stove, that reduces firewood use and time for collecting firewood. Compared to the usual cooking on an open fire, as practiced across Solomon Islands, cooking with the clay stove it is quicker for food to be cooked.  This also saves womens time – in collecting and carrying firewood and in time spent cooking.

An open fire cooking also uses a lot more fire wood than the improved stove.

Preparing the stove with a mix of clay, soil, and grass.

To preserve our nature in Solomon Islands, what we can do around us?

One way is to reduce how much we are using firewood in your kitchen. In other country, they have some good ideas to reduce using firewood like solar cooking. And also we can improve our stoves and cooking methods to reduce firewood here in Solomon Islands.

If we improve our stove, we can see some changes.

  • Reduce firewood to use for cooking
  • Reduce smoke during cooking
  • Reduce time to cook

Those changes give better changes in your life and help to keep your environment.   You might think that you need money to pay materials to make stove. No, you don’t need any money. Materials can be collected around you. So you just get ready to work.

To make stove, you need clay soil, which is sticky and heavy soil, garden soil, ashes, dried grass and water.

For more information

Contact Roselyn Kabu:

  • roselynk[at]
  • call 39551

Making the clay stove

Testing the new stove!

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2 Responses to “KGA trains women in simple technology to reduce fire wood use in cooking”

  1. wandamu palau (PNG)

    23. Nov, 2010

    Hi Roselyne,
    this is Wandamu from NARI, Kerevat, Papua New Guinea.
    As i mentioned in our last workshop in Lae, PNG. I am following this clay stove issue with interest. i will email later regarding this.

  2. clementh

    24. Nov, 2010

    Hi Wandamu,

    It nice to see you visiting KGA webpage and having a keen interest on stove making. For your information, Roselyn is currently on a visit in the province of Malaita. She will be back in office by end of month and hopefully she will be in touch with you. Hope all is fine with you & regards,