by Hitendra Pillay

Issue: 30

Journal section: General Articles
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Received: 2010-10-05


Food in rural and pert-urban areas of Fiji and most South Pacific Island nations (SPI nations) is prepared over traditional 'open fires' with varying degrees of fuel economy. Like all 'open fire' cooking methods, the inconvenience and health risk associated with smoke is also a serious concern. Rural and pert-urban women in SPI countries, in particular Fiji, have expressed a widespread need for cooking methods which are cleaner, easier and more economical (Weir and Richolson, 1980; Joseph, 1984). Due to the sociocultural and economic differences it is impractical to have a single, domestic wood-stove design to suit everyone...

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