Tao Payat in Laos

Published on June 19, 2014

The Short Story of a Super Stove: Producing Efficient Cookstoves in Laos

Together with producers, retailers, testing agencies and the government, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and ARMI are developing the market for cookstoves in Laos and improving women’s livelihoods.

Our goal is to produce 100,000 stoves by 2016, which saves more than 10 million kg of charcoal or 32 million kg of wood. The reduction is equal to the greenhouse gas emissions of 20,000 people flying from Vientiane to Amsterdam and back.

The programme has developed and promotes the Tao Payat stove that uses up to 20% less wood and charcoal than traditional stoves (such as the Tao Lai and Tao Dam). It produces less smoke and improves the health of thousands of women who work in Lao kitchens. SNV is a founding member of the Global Alliance of Clean Cookstoves.

Source: SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Youtube Channel.