Solar Cooking News

Solar Cooking News

Summary of wood consumption study in Kakuma

by B. Knudson and W. Lankford, August 1998 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A solar cooking promotion project has been underway in Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya since January1995. The camp houses refugees principally from Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi,… Read More

How To Really Help Women of Afghanistan

by Dr. Barbara Knudson, November 2001 In a recent article in The Economist, the tragic environmental circumstance of the Afghan people is described in stark statistical terms. Forest cover of its land mass has virtually disappeared in the… Read More

Solar cooking provides antidote to wood fuel ‘famine’

by Dr. Barbara Knudson Prior to the 20th century, virtually all families around the world cooked their food with fuel wood. In the 21st century, between one-third and one-half of the world’s population continues to do so.Trees are,… Read More

Deforestation, wood cooking practices tightly linked, analysis of data suggests

by Dr. Barbara Knudson Fact: There is ever-increasing deforestation. Fact: About two billion of the earth’s 6 billion inhabitants cook with fuel wood. Can there be cause and effect here? Many assert there is not. They cite lumbering… Read More

Turkey Project off to Good Start

by Dr. Barbara Knudson, “Solar Cooker Review” Vol. 7, Number 2, November 2001 If all goes according to the plan laid out by Mr. Abdullah S. Paksoy, thousands of Turkish families will have the equipment and knowledge to… Read More