Quarterly meeting of ICS producers in Savannakhet
Improved Cookstoves Programme Lao PDR (ICS) is one of the programmes of the Association of Rural Mobilisation and Improvement (ARMI) that has been implemented in Xiengkhouang Province, LuangPrabang Province, Xayabouri Province, Vientiane Province, Vientiane Capital, Savannakhet Province and Champasak Province.
On August 23, 2023, our team, together with the Provincial Women's Union, Provincial Industry-Commercial Department, and Producers, held the quarterly meeting (May–July) at Phintay Village, Outhumphone District, Savannakhet Province, with a total of 19 participants (9 women). The purpose is to report the results, production achievements, problems, solutions, and proposals, as well as to plan the next month's production together with the producers.
During three months, the producer was able to produce 10,360 stoves. In addition, we checked the quality of the stoves and planned to distribute them to the target families twice a month, but due to the rainy weather, it was difficult to produce the stoves. The stoves were not dry and could not be burned.