West Guji Cookstove Distribution Project

West Guji zone is one of the coffee producing zones of Oromia region, Ethiopia where local communities are dependent on traditional cooking. The forest cover is degrading at an alarming rate by human pressure leading to rapid deforestation, low productivity and high indoor air pollution that causes serious health impact.

To alleviate this problem, Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperatives Union (OCFCU) in collaboration with Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center and Network (HoA-REC&N) has initiated carbon finance project to disseminate locally produced Mirt (baking stove) and Tikikil (cooking) stoves in West Guji zone. Households throughout Guji zone can access the stoves through the OCFCU member primary cooperatives fulfilment of GS requirements. The stoves have 50% fuel reduction from the traditional stoves and will improve productivity by reducing deforestation, reduce indoor air pollution and improve the health condition of user households, reducing GHG emission and generating carbon finance.  

The project planned to conduct stakeholder feedback round workshop on 26/09/2021. The Objectives of the workshop is to get comments of stakeholders in addition to the first consultation that could be taken into account, and to offer the second chance to make further comments / suggestions that could improve the project design documents and address the concern of stakeholders. The project is kindly requesting you to participate on the feedback Workshop that will be held at Bulehora on 26/09/2021, for those who are not able to attend the physical meeting, please send your feedback through the following e-mail or phone to:In person visits: West Guji Zone Cooperative Promotion Office, Room 2  P.o.Box 84, Bulehoea town or at the HoA-REC&N offices Gulale Botanic Garden, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia P.o.Box 80773: Phone feedback: To Mr. Dagne Guta  at mobile:+251 911 730275 or Mr. Negusu Tefera: +251 (0) 911 775595 email: dagneg@gmail.com, negusut@hoarec.org, negusu.tefera@gmail.com or info@goldstandard.org during working hours. Feedback received before the 21/10/ 2021 will be responded to and any relevant comments will be incorporated in the project document.

Rocket stove
Mirt stove