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The Rocket Stove is a clean burning and fuel-efficient cooking stove which can use thin sticks as fuel. Rocket stoves are more efficient than open fires as they use less firewood and, therefore reduce long-term household expenditure. The Rocket Stove’s ability to use small dried branches negates the need to rely on charcoal and deforestation with its increasingly destructive environmental impact.
This manual is for training purposes and details how to produce a rocket stove – Its design has been optimised through insights into local routines, cooking rituals, networks and socio-cultural dynamics in northern Zanzibar. This included the traditions and practicalities of local firewood gathering, metalworking fundi and cooking.