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Lack of access to improved stoves and cooking fuels poses serious risks to displaced people, including respiratory disease from cooking smoke, malnutrition due to undercooking or meal skipping, increased poverty from fuel expenses, exposure to physical and gender-based violence during firewood collection. Reliance on biomass fuel has also resulted in widespread deforestation and CO2 emissions.

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COMMUNITY ENERGY AND FOOD BALANCE CONCEPT

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David Kintu Nkwanga, modified 2 Months ago.

COMMUNITY ENERGY AND FOOD BALANCE CONCEPT

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 11/17/17 Recent Posts
In all humanitarian setting these two issues - Food and Energy are key.  In many cases both are inadequate or one is lacking.  While we talk about Energy security, it is also important to consider the balance of the two.  In some settings like Kyaka II Refugee Settlement in Uganda, there are favourable conditions for refugees to produce substantial amounts of food - but almost all of it is sold off and the community remains Food Insecure.  ADAPT+, a private company primarily providing energy solutions to refugees has developed a concept to address this imbalance and exploit opportunities where each can complement each other.