Solar Cooking
Last edited: 1 April 2021      
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Farming at their local cooperative, Photo credit: N.F.I.

Solar cooking training with a solar box cooker, Photo credit: N.F.I.

Colorful retained heat cookers are displayed with a parabolic solar cooker Photo credit: N.F.I..

The Nabahya Food Institute, located in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, provides farmers work opportunities at their local cooperative, helping to mitigate the cycle of poverty, starvation, and climate change. Their goal is to provide better access to clean energy and resilient food strategies.

Their section on renewable energy focusses on the integrated cooking method, which teaches cooking first with a solar cooker if conditions permit. Then a second meal item can be started when the first item is mostly cooked, when it placed into an insulated retained heat cooker to allow it to continue cooking on its own, and stay warm for a later mealtime. If the sun is not out, use an improved combustion stove for cooking, which maximizes the output from a small amount of biomass fuel.


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Nabahya Food Institute
Plot no 21, Nkafu Street
Katudu Commune, Bukavu
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tel: +243-991-516-915