Solar Cooking in Madagascar

Heinz Vetter


The article describes the contribution of the ADES (Association pour le Développement de l’Énergie Solaire Suisse - Madagascar) Solar Cooker Project in the south of Madagascar: fighting the ongoing deforestation, preserving the environment and fighting poverty. It explains advantages and disadvantages of solar cooking and the challenges to change traditional cooking habits. It shows the achievements of the project after five years of existence and the future goals and long term perspectives of ADES in the field of cooking methods and in the field of electricity in rural areas by using renewable energies.


renewable energy; deforestation; CO2; climate change

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Madag. conserv. dev.
ISSN: 1662-2510