Sustainable energy solutions are critical for global climate action. This factsheet explains how WFP is providing clean cooking facilities to schools.
2.6 billion people still lack access to clean cooking solutions. This has dramatic consequences on the environment, economic development, and public health. Schools are large contributors to inefficient cooking as they prepare high volumes of meals. While WFP has been promoting improved cooking technologies in school feeding programmes for decades, there is now an opportunity to scale up this effort and to introduce clean and modern cooking solutions which uses less fuel, limits smoke emissions, and reduces the amount of greenhouse gases emitted. This switch is vital in supporting WFP school feeding initiatives and protecting people and planet.