Stoves

Eija Soini & Richard Coe (2014) Principles for design of projects introducing improved wood-burning cooking stoves, Development in Practice, 24:7, 908-920, DOI: 10.1080/09614524.2014.952274  (pdf)

Assessing stoves in Tanzania, by Eija Soini and Richard Coe 576KB

Firewood-saving stoves, an Internet review, by Susanna Mäkelä 893KB

How to build a two pot mud stove or lorena (instruction sheet in Swahili), and photo gallery

Swahili translation of Solar cokers International booklet: Solar cookit, Solar sufuria,cooking without fire

Rainwater harvesting

Feasibility calculations of rainwater harvesting in Moshi, Tanzania

How to build a 10,000 litre ferrocement tank: Instructions in Swahili.

How to build a jug tank (tangi la mtungi) of 2500 liters

Bucket drip irrigation kit

Preparation of a planting bed for a drip irrigated garden

How to construct a bucket drip irrigation kit (photos of a Kenyan drip kit)

Drip irrigation brochure, Swahili translation from The Kenya Rainwater Association original

Adult education / Environmental education

Principles for designing environmental education programmes: A literature review, by Eija Soini 180KB

Adult education packet for drylands of East Africa

Assessment of the Liana adult education package for drylands of East Africa, by Alex Fenwick 317KB

Lesson topics and lesson plans for environmental education in Nature clubs in Secondary schools in Tanzania

Instructions for establishing a nursery: Swahili (for schools)

Utunzaji wa miche (Taking care of seedlings: for schools)

Hand washing and hygiene

Building a hand washing kit for schools: See a photo gallery here 
Posters (3) and an info sheet for teachers (in Swahili) (based on materials from Huussi ry)

  1. Afya yako iko mikononi mwako
  2. Njia ya kueneza magonjwa kupitia kinyesi kwenda mdomoni
  3. Njia za kuenea kwa vijidudu kutokana na uchafu wa mazingira
  4. Usafi ni muhimu katika maisha yetu ya kila siku

Land care and erosion control (check-dams in erosion gully rehabilitation)

Sheria za kupima mahali na umbo wa vizuizi (pdf) 

Jinsi ya kutafuta mahali pa kizuizi kwa kutumia bunyip

Bunyip, tube measurement tool for tracing contours

Bunyip Water Levels and A-Frame Levels
Water Tube Level for Surveying (YouTube video)
Learn how to Make a Bunyip Water Level with Brad Lancaster  (YouTube video) 

Land care and erosion control: Check-dams for stopping erosion gullies

How to build gabion checkdams from FAO web page (useful principles for measurements and proportions) (pdf)

Links to other useful resources in the fields of Liana projects

Appropriate mud stoves in East Africa, by Stephen Gitonga
Biomass stoves: Engineering designs, development, and dissemination, by Samuel Baldwin
Controlled cooking tests, by Aprovecho
Water boiling tests, by Aprovecho
Cookit solar cooker on 25 A4 sheets
Design Principles for wood burning cook stoves, by Aprovecho
Instructions for building a Vita stove  (Video on how to build a Vita stove)
How to make an Upesi stove
What Makes People Cook with Improved Biomass Stoves, by Barnes et at 1994 WB

Articles about Liana work

Onni on oma vesitankki, Energiavirtaa lehdessä 2009 (Vantaan Energian Asiakaslehti)

Karisjärven shamballa suunnitellaan parempaa elämää Tansanian viljelijöille, Ykkössanomat 2009