1000 hectares of forests every year are saved with "fatana mitsitsy"
Between 2014 and 2016, WWF Madagascar and ADES joined forces to promote the use of "fatana mitsitsy", the improved stove, in the Ambilobe district. The objective is to reduce fuelwood consumption in the Ambaro bay. Also, they aimed to sensitize the population for sustainable consumption of forest resources.
5,880 "fatana mitsitsy" were sold during these three years and the results are already very palpable! According to WWF's analysis, this large-scale action saves about 1000 hectares per year of natural forest in Ambaro Bay. And a new sales campaign is already preparing in 2017 - 2018 for even better results. Families who bought the "fatana mitsitsy" have reduced their coal consumption by 47% and their fuel consumption by 31%! It is also an important saving on household budgets..