Appropriate technology guru tackles infant mortality.


What’s the number one cause of death in children under 5? Waterborne diseases? Diarrhea? Malnutrition? No: “Breathing the smoke from indoor cooking fires – acute respiratory infections caused by this.”

Indoor cooking with commonly used stoves causes a lot of smoke contributes to deforestation, erosion, flooding.

There are lots of efforts to improve cooking fuels as well as the stoves. Some have been successful, many haven’t been appropriate to the needs of the users. Amy Smith, a remarkable thinker, inventor and doer in appropriate technology, shares some exciting developments:

Amy Smith also founded and leads the International Development Design Summit.

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