Hetsika Fampiraisana Kristiana ho an’ny Firenena, a non-government organization in Madagascar, launched a project promoting a new type of stove that uses rice husks for fuel.
The stoves are seen as a means to utilize the one million tons of husks produced by its rice sector.annually and reduce the use of charcoal that contributes to deforestation.
The government also supports a project that produces compact straw-based charcoal.
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