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.
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Distributors / Implementing Organizations
This product is distributed by Burro in Ghana.
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.
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Forced or passive
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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.
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Vetted Performance Status
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
This video is a testimonial and short demonstration of the product.