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Agri-friendly Cookstoves in Bangladesh

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Start project:
  • 2016
Donors:
  • Kerk in Actie
Partners:
  • Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh

Since October 2016, ICCO Cooperation, together with Kerk in Actie, is supporting their local implementing partner, CCDB, in introducing a low-cost and agro-friendly cookstove - Akha Stove- in Bangladesh. The stoves produce biochar that enhances the soils ability to retain nutrients and water, thereby making it more productive with less inorganic fertiliser.

Akha Stoves produce biochar that enhances the soils ability to retain nutrients and water, thereby making it more productive with less inorganic fertiliser. Households using these stoves can therefore use the biochar in their agricultural land to increase soil fertility and reduce dependence on chemicals. As a result of this innovative project, beneficiaries are now generating additional income (in the form of selling biochar to other smallholder farmers and by saving money from reduced fuel costs), which also encourages others in the community to adopt the new technology.

The project has been receiving technical guidance from a number of universities including Bangladesh Agriculture University, Mymensing, Sher-E-Bangla Agriculture University, Dhaka, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agriculture University, Gazipur, Haji Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, and other national agricultural research institutions like BARI, SRDI, BJRI, WRC in Bangladesh. The researchers from these academic and research institutes have conducted a good number of research studies on biochar, its use and effect in soil and crop production.

The Salt Solution

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Project started:
  • 2017
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DRA Bangladesh-Rohingya JR2

The massive influx of Rohingya refugees has exacerbated the vulnerabilities of the host communities (HC). Sometimes Rohingya now ...

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Project started:
  • 2018
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Sustained Opportunities for Nutrition Governance (SONGO

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Project started:
  • 2018
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