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Promoting the dissemination of Improved Cookstoves in Kampong Cham and Thbong Khmum provinces

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A cooking lesson to promote the improved cookstove efficiency compared to a traditional cookstove (22% less of wood consumption).

From December 2014 to December 2016, GERES conducted an AusAID-funded project aiming to introduce and promote Improved Cookstoves in Kampong Cham and Thbong Khmum provinces. The project supported the dissemination of 90,000 ICS in both regions and allowed to gather critical lessons learned for further dissemination of improved cookstoves in Cambodia.

The objective of this project was to address the prevailing barriers to ICS dissemination in Cambodia, notably among the poorest. Continue reading

Towards an independent and stronger improved-cookstove industry association

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The Improved Cookstove Producers and Distributors Association of Cambodia (ICoProDAC) is a 316-member industry association established by GERES in 2003.

Sun swears that her life has changed since joining the Improved Cookstove Producers and Distributors Association of Cambodia (ICoProDAC) in 2004, just a year after the business association was established. Traditionally a farmer, Sun joined the improved cookstove business as a Neang Kongrey stove (NKS) producer, and has been producing some 500 to 600 stoves since to cater to a high demand among the rural population.

She gives credit to GERES’ business development assistance and efforts to market and promote improved cookstoves for the initial success of her business, while acknowledging that the quality of the product itself was what has sustained it.

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[NLS Story Series] Cooking up beautiful transformations

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The NLS story series tells of stories of people – their past, their struggles, and most of all, their successes and hopes – in rural Cambodia and how their beautiful journey is in part defined by their having crossed paths with the New Lao Stove.

The Stories of CHEA ROEAN and POL NEANG, road warriors.

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[NLS Story Series] Cooking up beautiful transformations

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NLSNEW LAO STOVE Story Series

The NLS story series tells of stories of people – their past, their struggles, and most of all, their successes and hopes – in rural Cambodia and how their beautiful journey is in part defined by their having crossed paths with the New Lao Stove.

The Story of VANN TOLA, the cookstove superstar.

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Moving on and forward @10 : The Improved Cookstove Producers and Distributors Association of Cambodia (ICOPRODAC) celebrates 10th founding anniversary

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The ICOPRODAC – the industry association linking stove producers and distributors, which was organized by GERES – celebrates its 10th founding anniversary

This formal network of 113 improved cookstove producers and 198 distributors is the biggest – in fact the only – there is in Cambodia. From production facilities in Kampong Chhnang province, the New Lao Stove and Neang Kongrey Stove – now widely-recognized brands of stoves each with a unique Quality Control number etched on the stove’s mouth, and the distinctive ICOPRODAC “QC passed” label – traveled on ox- and moto-driven carts along this network and across the length and breadth of the country and into the homes of more than 1.3 million Cambodians. Since its inception in 2003, ICOPRODAC has produced and sold a total of 3.5 million units of improved cookstoves.

Now 10 years after they were founded, they celebrate their survival and accomplishments, but more importantly, they gather together to articulate a new vision and chart a new path for the organization’s continued relevance and growth in the years to come.

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