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Improved Cookstoves

The project activity, led by Agasco in partnership with Roshan Renewables, aims to offer a cleaner, safer and more energy efficient cookstove to households in rural Nigeria by replacing inefficient three stone stoves with efficient Improved Cookstoves (ICS).

Over 69% of Nigeria’s population cooks with solid fuel in inefficient traditional cookstoves with open fires to generate heat for cooking; this results in poor air quality, increased health risks, deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions.

Gold Standard Eligibility
Community Service Project
Type of Project
Improved Cooking - Energy Efficiency

tCO₂ reduced per stove
Cookstoves distributed per year
Targeted SDG's

Sustainable Development Impacts



The Project activity will:

  • Reduce GHG emissions stemming from the use of non-renewable biomass and fuel wood consumption.
  • Reduce deforestation, environmental degradation and associated risks to water, soil and biodiversity. 
  • Reduce adverse health effects associated with indoor air particulate matter inhalation form smoke.
  • Reduce poverty by reducing annual expenditure on cooking fuels, reducing time spent gathering firewood, and free time for other activities.
  • Enhance energy security and increase environmental awareness and community integration.
In Partnership with

Roshan Renewables

Roshan Renewable is the first female-owned company engaged in the production, distribution and maintenance of various eco-friendly cooking solutions in Nigeria. Established in 2004 by Happy Amos, Roshan Renewable empowers sustainable economic development in communities through clean energy innovation and provides access to safer, healthier and environmentally friendly clean cooking solutions to improve the standard of living and protect the environment.  


Efficient Cookstove Design

The design of the stove used was initially developed through a mentorship of Roshan Renewables by Nigeria’s leading centre on energy access and climate change the International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development.

More recently refined designs have been based upon ground experience with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology D-Lab Burn Lab, a fuel and cookstove testing facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.  

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