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Overview

From the original and universal 3 stone fire, stoves have been developed using mud, stones, clay, cement, ceramics, masonary, steel sheet, cast iron and various combinations of these materials. The development is still going on and all these materials will be used for many years to come.

The decisions on the basic material a stove programme should use and consequently its design will take account firstly of the users needs and then of locally available skills and materials. It is these factors which most influence the cost of the stove and thus its affordability. A survey of producers can indicate the alternative ways in which the stove can be produced and marketed. For example, in the Kanyakumari District of South India the most appropriate basic material may be identified to be clay and so a survey of potters is being carried out. Users requirements such as fuel type and marketing considerations may show that basically different stoves are needed in the rural and urban areas.

Several materials may be combined in the stove design so as to make the best use of local skills and produce a stove at the right price ea. steel, ceramic and refractory materials in the Thai Bucket stove. As many stove programmes have learnt to their cost the final criteria is always - will the housewife like the stove enough to buy and use it in preference to her present cooking system?

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Table of Contents

Editorial


Muds, Clays and Metals For Stove Making

Authors: BP Editorial Team
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Theme Articles


Materials for Mud Stoves from "Women and Energy"

Authors: Extracted by Viv Abbott
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One Stove For All

Authors: Kathryn H Clarke
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Clay Testing for Stove Production

Authors: Kathryn H Clarke
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National Fuelwood Deficits - Fact, Fudge or Fiction

Authors: Simon S Burne
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Solar Cookers

Authors: K Kuhnke
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Promising Performance from a New Briquette Burner

Authors: Pete Young
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The Burmese "One Stick Fuelwood Stove"

Authors: Extract from Consultancy Report to FAO
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Development of Cones for Metal Clad Stoves

Authors: FAO bulletin "Environment & Energy"
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Gandhi Niketan Ashram Trains Potters

Authors: Ian Grant
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Fuelwood Crisis in Molo, Kenya

Authors: Fredrick Kabare
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National Fuelwood Conservation Programme

Authors: Camillus Liyange
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Cooking Practices and Prospects for Improved Stoves in the Maldives

Authors: Pete Young
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Improved Bakery Ovens in the Caribbean

Authors: Werner Siemers
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Fuelwood Projects and Pre-History

Authors: Juliet Prior
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General Articles


Cooking Cocoons for India's Silk Industry

Authors: Martin Hardingham
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