Aprovecho Research Center (ARC)
For over 30 years, Aprovecho Research Center (ARC) consultants have been designing and implementing improved biomass cooking and heating technologies in more than 60 countries worldwide. The Center was formally established in 1976, and is dedicated to researching, developing and disseminating clean cookstove technologies for meeting the basic needs of refugees, impoverished people, and communities in the developing world.For decades, ARC has been the world's leader in open source development of all aspects of improved cooking stoves.
Wonderbag offers slow-cooking with right ingredients for developing world
From www.guardian.co.uk - February 8, 2013
Liz Ford: Cooking bag has cut energy consumption and saved money for households in South Africa, but can it transform women's lives? (Interesting read! RT @deki_charity: Can this bag change the lives of women in the developing world?
From www.cleancookstoves.org - February 24, 2014
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private initiative to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.
LOW-TECH MAGAZINE: Well-Tended Fires Outperform Modern Cooking Stoves
From www.lowtechmagazine.com - June 29, 2014
Despite technological advancements since the Industrial Revolution, cooking remains a spectacularly inefficient process. This holds true for poor and rich countries alike. While modern gas and electric cooking stoves might be more practical and produce less indoor pollution than the open fires and crude stoves used in developing countries, they are equally energy inefficient. In fact, an electric cooking stove is only half as efficient as a well-tended open fire, while a gas hob is only half as effective as a biomass rocket stove. And even though indoor air...