by Bois de Feu
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In Burkina Faso there is a 'crisis' shortage of more than a million tons of firewood a year. Dolo is the natural drink brewed by women in the village to meet immediate, local needs. In Ouagadougou there are about 100 women brewing dolo on a more commercial scale and estimated to use 15-20% of all the wood burnt in the town. There is clearly an opportunity to save fuel by introducing a more effective stove for this special purpose and the organised nature and commercial aspect of the trade make it more easy to study and more susceptible to innovation than the domestic kitchen...
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