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Making mud stoves in Sudan
Practical Action
The stove design is not suitable for rapid distribution of stoves but is more suited to a gradual
dissemination through training and exchange of skills.
Improvements on the basic design
These can be incorporated into the stove and allows the stove to be more adaptable.
If ventilation is poor holes can be made to the base of the stove and a metal grate can be fitted. The
stove would need to be lifted off the ground for air to flow into the hole at the base. Vertical
channels down the inside walls of the stove can be added to allow better ventilation. By comparison
the Anagi stove has additional holes added to the side wall to improve air flow.
To allow a flat plate to be used for cooking on the top of the stove, which is common in Sudan, three
knobs approximately 40 mm can be added to the top edge of the stove. This allows ventilation when
the plate is used which would otherwise block off any air flow.
Project background
The stove design originates from work of FAO and Practical Action (then ITDG) and was promoted in
Darfur by CHF with support from Practical Action (then ITDG) in refugee camps for internally
displaced people in Darfur, Sudan.
Further information
Aprovecho report about FES in Darfur
This technical brief was written by Neil Noble for Practical Action in September
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