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Climate change: FAO distributes fuel-efficient stoves to 123,505 households in North East

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has provided fuel-efficient stoves to 123,505 households in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in Nigeria.

Fuel efficient stove
A variant of locally fabricated fuel efficient stove with two burners and a chimney hole

The United Nations Agency also developed climate smart profiles and investment plans for the states.

The Head of Programme, FAO, Maiduguri Office, Mr Sahar Ali, stated this at a stakeholders’ workshop on Climate Change, on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The programme is being implemented by the Borno Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED) and funded by the European Union (EU).

Represented by Yakaka Bukar, an Energy Specialist with FAO, Ali said 21,000 households were also supplied with briquettes kits to service the stoves.

“Eight briquettes production centres and six fuel-efficient stove centres were established including three communal woodlots,” he said.

According to him, FAO is supporting households with drought resistant seeds, fertiliser and tools.

“FAO is also dealing with issues around access to land affecting women due to the conflict. It also implements backyard gardening.”

He, therefore, advocated collaborative efforts to protect the planet by preserving natural resources and proactive measures to mitigate impact of climate change.

The fuel-efficient stoves produced using local materials help to reduce the production and discharge of smoke and harmful gasses within households.

By Yakubu Uba

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