Integrated approACF with fuel-efficient stoves in Southern Sudan

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/18/2017

Integrated approACF with fuel-efficient stoves in Southern Sudan


Technology field of reference: Cooking

Relevant sectors: Nutrition, Food Security, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Protection, Early Recovery & Livelihoods

Population type: Other

Category of funders: Not Available

Project Description

ACF intervened in Southern Sudan states (Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, Warrap State) with the highest malnutrition rates and where several natural disasters and conflict related risks converged. ACF increased its operations significantly since 2008 (first started in 2001) and has gained legitimacy as a key nutrition actor in the country. Cookstoves have played a part in their programs and nutrition efforts, meant to tackle the problem of mothers spending too much time collecting wood and therefore having less time to take care of their children.The primary objective of the project is to treat and prevent acute malnutrition through an integrated approach of combining nutrition, Food Security and Livelihood (FSL), and WASH activities. A typical FSL program includes accessibility to fuel efficient stoves. Data collected from70 households benefiting from the project show that it is unclear whether time was saved due to fuel efficient stoves (no indicator related to time spent). Only related information was that 2 households had stopped collecting wood from the forest (e.g. 3% of beneficiaries).

Technology or Technologies used

Zoom Relief Stove


Starting and ending date

From 01/01/2001

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions

South Sudanese

Names of implementing partners

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Action Against Hunger (ACF-USA), Action Contre la Faim (ACF), ECHO, Global Communities (formerly CHF International), Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), UK Department for International Development (DFID)

Funding sources