On Wednesday, July 12th, 2023, the Tiipaalga association organized a meeting in Ziniaré for stakeholders in the “F3PA/Beoog-Neere” project to disseminate improved three-stone stoves in Burkina. The project aims to build at least 24,000 improved stoves in 100 villages spread across five rural communes in the provinces of Kourwéogo (Laye and Boussé) and Oubritenga (Dapelgo, Ourgou Manega and Zitenga). The meeting was held under the auspices of the governor of the Plateau-central region, represented by the high commissioner of Kourwéogo, Siaka Barro.
The restoration and sustainable use of ecosystems is one of the major challenges facing Burkina Faso, which has been hit by the ongoing degradation of its plant resources, especially in rural areas. One of the causes of this degradation is intense logging. According to the Tiipaalga association, 88% of rural households use wood from village forests as their main source of energy for cooking on traditional stoves, which do not offer good thermal efficiency.
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A decade of experience
To help reduce household consumption of wood for cooking in rural areas, and at the same time mitigate the effects of climate change, for the past decade development workers have been popularizing improved 03-stone fireplaces (F3PA) made from banco wood, considered to be more economical in terms of wood used for cooking.
After proving its worth in several provinces of Burkina, the Tiipaalga association will be rolling out this technology in five communes of the Plateau-Central region through the F3PA/Beoog-Neere project. This is in partnership with the National Coordination of the Great Green Wall Initiative for the Sahara and Sahel (CN-IGMVSS), the Association for the Promotion of Education and Training Abroad (APEFE) and CO2logic/South Pole.
50 to 60% wood savings
In his presentation, Bakary Diakité extolled the virtues of improved 03-stone fireplaces made from banco, which save 50-60% on wood. According to Mr. Diakité, unlike traditional fireplaces, F3PAs reduce the risk of exposure and of respiratory and pulmonary illness in households, and offer good thermal inertia.
In addition to these advantages, Tiipaalga’s Executive Director noted that these improved fireplaces, built using local materials (three stones, clay, straw, cow dung or donkey dung, and water), are beneficial for women, who can invest in income-generating activities (IGA) thanks to the time they save.
With women’s support and participation a sine qua non for the project’s success, the Tiipaalga association, in collaboration with its partners, organized an information meeting with stakeholders on Wednesday, July 12th, to gather their comments and fine-tune the project, which has great ambitions.
“We want a multiplier effect”
According to the executive director of the Tiipaalga association, Bakary Diakité, the F3PA Beoog-Neere project aims to distribute improved 03-stone fireplaces made from banco to over 12,000 rural households in 100 villages in the communes of Laye and Boussé in Kourwéogo and Dapelogo, Ourgou Manga and Zitenga in Oubritenga. Why these localities?
“The five rural communes have remained on the bangs of the other projects we are implementing in the region. We want to have a multiplier effect through the dissemination of improved stoves, so that the effect is more widespread throughout the region,” explained Mr. Diakité.
Train 2,500 endogenous instructors and save at least 19,920 tonnes of wood
The project is also planning to train 2,500 endogenous monitors (EMs) by its field animators, so that they are able to build, use and maintain F3PAs in the villages of the intervention zone. It is planned to build at least 24,000 F3PAs with the support of endogenous monitors.
The manufacturing process for improved 3-stone fireplaces
Through the dissemination of improved stoves, Tiipaalga and its partners aim to save at least 19,920 tonnes of wood each year and reduce at least 326,040 tonnes of CO2 equivalent over the next twelve years.
According to the Tiipaalga association, the project will set up a microcredit mechanism for women to support income-generating activities, in line with Sustainable Development Goal 1 (eradication of poverty in all its forms).
Finally, the project’s revenues will enable the implementation of training courses for women in sustainable agro-ecological practices and the establishment of productive market garden areas, in line with MDG 2, which is the eradication of hunger.
“You don’t change a winning team”
The Association pour la promotion de l’éduction et de la formation à l’étranger (APEFE), financial partner of the project, is the international cooperation agency of the Wallonia-Brussels federation and Wallonia integrated within the international relations department. Eva Bayala, quality and method assistant at the APEFE office, praised the high quality of the partnership with the Tiipaalga association over the past ten years, through the Great Green Wall. “You don’t change a winning team”, she said, justifying APEFE’s support of just over 75,000 euros to implement the first phase of the project.
The high commissioner of Kourwéogo, Siaka Barro, urged Tiipaalga and its partners to focus on awareness-raising and to reach out to the villages to give the right information to the population. He expressed the hope that the project would cover all 20 communes in the Plateau-Central region by the time it was completed in 2035.
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