An Innovative, Scalable, Pro-poor Home Cooking-based Charcoal Production Value Chain For Women

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An Innovative, Scalable, Pro-poor Home Cooking-based Charcoal Production Value Chain For Women

With a small grant, INBAR has innovated Household Charcoal (HHC) production from cooking with firewood into a new livelihood opportunity and sustainable value chain for the economic empowerment of poor rural women. Women from poor rural households in Ethiopia, India and Tanzania were trained to put out fires when they had finished cooking to prevent smouldering, collect household charcoal through the clusters and process it into briquettes. INBAR has also developed the NCPP Social Enterprise Model which is an Innovative & Inclusive Institutional system to strengthen the rural development ecosystem and enable safe investment opportunities for rural women.

Author

Clare Bishop-Sambrook

Topic

Gender

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