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Across the globe, dependence on wood and charcoal for cooking is leading to rapid deforestation. Countries that were once home to thriving forest ecosystems are now turning to deserts, seeing an increased rate of landslides and the disappearance of fertile land. Women must walk further and further each day to gather enough wood to cook, or spend a dramatic portion of their family’s income on fuel brought in from elsewhere. Simultaneously, cooking using these fuels releases black carbon, a major contributor to climate change.

Prakti stoves reduce fuel consumption by up to 70 percent, as well as mitigating harmful emissions like black carbon. We offer wood, charcoal, and biomass briquette stoves to accommodate the needs of different markets and reduce the negative environmental impact of traditional cooking in every region. To learn more about the positive environmental impacts of our stoves, check out the stories below.