Aprovecho Research Center (ARC), a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation established in 1976, is dedicated to researching, developing and disseminating appropriate technological solutions for meeting the basic human needs of refugees and impoverished people and communities in poorer countries. ARC’s goal is to help relieve suffering, improve health, enhance safety, and reduce adverse impacts on the environment. ARC has been especially dedicated to creating effective cooking and heating systems using biomass fuels. ARC provides technical assistance to related appropriate technology projects worldwide.
We have about 20 ongoing projects at all levels of activity
Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas
Let women design the function of the stove then improve effectiveness as possible.
Selling stoves globally through Stove Tec.
Always best to use chimney but if not possible try to encourage cleaner combustion and outside cooking.
We are producing inexpensive monitoring and evaluation products such as IAP meter and PEMs hood to help create regional testing centers around the world.
Relevant Publications or Studies
we have produce some 2,000 documents on testing and developing improved cook stoves.
Our Contribution to the Partnership
We will help however we can. Partnership is becoming the vehicle for change in this field.