| Boiling Point No. 08 - December 1985 |
|REVIEWS AND SUMMARIES|
National Stoves Project, Department of Community Development, Gambia
This is an It page English language booklet prepared specially for National Womens Week, 19 - 26th April, 1985. During the week the stove project team travelled the country, arousing considerable interest in new stoves and fuel conservation. Contact was made with womens groups and demonstrations were given on the range of improved stoves by cooking traditional meals in market places and at gatherings of women where participation was welcomed. The aim was a promotional marketing exercise to show as many women as possible that new stoves are available which conserve wood, burn peanut shell briquettes, cook more quickly and are safer and more durable.
The booklet briefly describes the development of the programme and the stove designs and outlines the expectations for the future. For example, metal and ceramic designs will be promoted on a commercial basis with training, marketing and technical back-up from the project.
The stove designs presented and illustrated are the all-metal 'Noflie' which burns wood and briquettes (see BP. No. 6); portable pottery stoves for wood and briquettes, the shielded fire mud stove (Kumbe Gaye) with and without a pottery liner; and large brick stoves for bigger households and institutions.