Protos - plant oil cooker in the country of lemurs as well
JatroSolutions GmbH Press Release 20th of December 2010 by Klaus Tropf, Managing Director JatroSolutions GmbH
Madagascar, 20th of December 2010 - Five plant oil stoves recently arrived in Fenoarivo in the south of Madagascar. This island - by the way being the fourth largest in the world - is still very much influenced by agriculture. About 85% of the population relies on agriculture, although in general only 8% of the land is suitable for farming. Madagascar was originally completely forested. According to estimations about 90% of these tropical forests are already lost. Most of the deforestation is not designated for export of tropical timber - it plays hardly any role - but is used for the production of charcoal. Even in the cities charcoal consumption is enormous.