Updated on January 28, 2024


Created on August 5, 2019

Burro Gari Elephant

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The Burro Gari Elephant is a clean cookstove with a smoke chimney and large pan used to fry gari, distributed in Ghana.

Developed By
  1. Burro
Tested By
  • Council for Scientific and Indisutrial Research (CSIR)
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Product Description

The Burro Gari Elephant is a clean cookstove that is used to fry gari, and is designed, manufactured and distributed by Burro in Ghana. The product is designed to burn firewood in the combustion chamber with a saving of up to 56% of firewood, and fries up to 89% more gari on a large pan for frying the gari. The cookstove includes a chimney to exhaust the smoke.

Target SDGs

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

This product is distributed by Burro in Ghana.

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include ONIL Stove, Chispa Hogar, and EcoZoom Plancha.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Third-party information states that the Gari Elephant stoves are produced in China.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Users obtain the product by making an inquiry through a registration form on Burro's website. Burro will provide a demonstration and further information.

Distributions to Date Status


Fuel type


Chimney (yes/no)


Forced or passive


Pot type

Flat bottom

Pot capacity (L)


Thermal efficiency (%)


PM emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)


CO emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)


Time to boil (min/L)


Design Specifications

The Burro Gari Elephant is a cookstove used for frying gari in the final stage of cassava processing. It consists of a smoke chimney, a large pan specifically design for gari frying, and a combustion chamber for burning firewood or other biomass. The stove reduces firewood consumption up to 56% and up to 89% increase in the amount (number of olonka) of gari fried per hour. The unit has a weight of 50kg, and does not require specialized skills to assemble.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer

Replacement Components



The product has a warranty of 2 years, and the manufacturer offers ongoing support after the warranty period.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The Gari Elephant reduces firewood consumption by up to 56%, and increases the amount of gari fired per hour by up to 89%, improving existing gari processing for local businesses.

Vetted Performance Status

Testing performed by the Council for Scientific and Indistrial Research (CSIR) validates a reduction of up to 56% of firewood consumed and an increase of 89% of gari fried per hour.


Potential hazards related to the operation of this product include accidental burning from the frying pan.

Complementary Technical Systems

No complementary technical systems are required to operate this product. They are however designed for users with existing gari processing businesses.

Academic Research and References

Baffoe, G., 2019, Exploring the utility of Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) in ranking livelihood activities for effective and sustainable rural development interventions in developing countries. Evaluation and Program Planning. Volume 72, pp 197- 204.

This paper provides insights into gari processing, for contextualizing the gari elephant’s function in the production chain:

Quaye, W., Gayin, J., Yawson, I., Plahar, W., 2009, Characteristics of Various Cassava Processing Methods and the Adoption Requirements in Ghana. Journal of Root Crops., Vol. 35 No. 1, pp. 59-68.

Compliance with regulations


Evaluation methods


Other Information

This video is a testimonial and short demonstration of the product.  

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