Tubibe Amahoro, through FLOWII project, has initiated interventions aimed at recognition, reduction and redistribution of women’s unpaid care works to help rural women farmers to do productive works.
Since 2018, the use of improved cook-stoves has been shown to enhance agricultural productivity and reduce the labour inputs for women farmers which they can then invest in other activities. This intervention is considered useful for both a climate change mitigation and adaptation as it reduces dependence on forest resources, thereby reducing CO2 emissions (mitigation) and leaving forest resources for other sustainable livelihood activities. Secondly, women supported with the improved cooking stoves(save80) will reduce their time spent on fuel-wood collection, and will increase the amount of time allocated to agricultural activities and farm production as a result of time saved from fuel-wood collection and cooking.
Actually, a number of 499 women beneficiaries (122 in 2018 and 375 in 2019) of FLOW II project in Gitesi and Murundi sectors of Karongi district have been supported with improved cooking stoves(save80) and they are expected to use that saved time in other income generating activities.