FAO Ethiopia Natural Resources Management field project

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 11/06/2017

FAO Ethiopia Natural Resources Management field project


Technology field of reference: Cooking

Relevant sectors: Nutrition, Food Security, Health, Environment, Early Recovery & Livelihoods

Population type: Other

Category of funders: Not Available

Project Description

With high population growth rates resulting in growing pressure on land, FAO has been supporting agricultural development through an integrated watershed management approach and implementation of sustainable land management (SLM) practices. In selected areas, FAO has also introduced fuel-efficient stoves as part of the project. Prior to FAO’s introduction of fuel-efficient stoves in selected areas, considerable quantities of animal manure and crop residues were used for cooking purposes to deal with the shortage of firewood. This adversely affected soil fertility. The fumes produced by the traditional stoves also adversely affected the health of women. The fuel-efficient stoves introduced by FAO to beneficiary households are now produced and sold locally by trained women beneficiaries. The improved stove is 50 percent more energy efficient than the traditional one and does not have the problem of fumes polluting the air in the house. The production and promotion of improved fuel-efficient stoves has been seen as relieving stress on the environment, as well as saving time for women. The location of the project was in Oromia Region, Ethiopia.


Unnamed Road, Etiopia

Starting and ending date

From 11/06/2017 to 11/06/2017

Names of implementing partners

Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), Government of Ethiopia

Funding sources